Rick Haglund: Research shows trade, not automation, is killing manufacturing jobs

More than 5 million manufacturing jobs — almost 300,000 of them in Michigan — have been lost since the most recent employment peak in 1998. Many economists have attributed the huge loss of good-paying manufacturing jobs mostly to booming productivity, enabled by the increasing use of robots and other automated processes in factories. But Susan … Continue reading Rick Haglund: Research shows trade, not automation, is killing manufacturing jobs