Journal Article

A leaner, more skilled U.S. manufacturing workforce

Abstract: While the U.S. manufacturing sector has contracted sharply since the early 1980s, employment in high-skill manufacturing occupations has risen by an impressive 37 percent. An investigation of the growth in high-skill manufacturing jobs reveals that virtually all of the nation's industries have shared in this trend. Moreover, skill upgrading has occurred in all parts of the country, even those experiencing severe employment losses.

Keywords: Employees, Training of; Employment; Labor market; Manufacturing industries;

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Bibliographic Information

Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Part of Series: Current Issues in Economics and Finance

Publication Date: 2006

Volume: 12

Issue: Feb/Mar

Order Number: 2