Since 2001, the state of Texas lost more than 90,000 manufacturing jobs to China

A study released by the Economic Policy Institute showed that the state of Texas has lost more than 200,000 jobs to China since 2001
By Plant Engineering Staff July 30, 2008

A study released by the Economic Policy Institute showed that the state of Texas has lost more than 200,000 jobs to China since 2001, including 34,100 jobs in 2007 alone. More than 90,400 employees in the computer and electronic products manufacturing sector lost their jobs and the outlook on manufacturing in Texas and the United States seems bleak. On a national level, 2.3 million U.S. jobs went to China since Beijing’s 2001 entry into the World Trade Organization, including 366,000 in 2007 alone nationwide. Not only is the U.S. losing jobs to China, workers’ wages are also being impacted. U.S. workers displaced by China trade lost an average of $8,146 in wages last year — a total of $19.4 billion overall — as they took lower-paying jobs. Scott Paul, executive director of the Alliance for American Manufacturing , said “All manufacturing is facing a critical challenge, as we know, but what may surprise people is how hard workers in advanced technology are being affected. As China diversifies its export base — and it’s already expanding its electronic products, aircraft, auto parts and machinery — more American products will be unfairly disadvantaged.”