U.S. White Collar Jobs: Percentage Outsourced
To provide the percentage of united states white-collar jobs lost to outsourcing
- A 2007 study by Alan S. Blinder, a Princeton economist and former Clinton administration official, estimated that a quarter or more of jobs were vulnerable within the next decade.
- The study placed the number of U.S jobs to be lost to outsourcing between 42-56 million jobs.
- Of the numbers, 14 million are expected to come from the manufacturing sector, while 28-42 million are in the various non-manufacturing sectors.
- The total represents approximately 30-40% of all the jobs in the United States.
- In 2017, a whopping 84.2% of outsourcing deals came from the States.
- About 300,000 jobs are outsourced by the US annually.
- According to a publication by the Economic Policy Institute, the United States has lost 3.7 million jobs, including 2.8 million manufacturing jobs, between 2001 and 2018 due to a growing trade deficit with China.
- The country also lost 700,000 jobs to China in the first two years of the Trump administration.
After an exhaustive search through the public domain, we were unable to find a publication, article, or news report containing the exact percentage of the United States white-collar jobs that were lost to outsourcing. Most of the available data points were about the loss of jobs in the United States in general. Also, we could not attempt triangulating (calculating) the figure as we do not have enough time to do so in the first hour of research.
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