The Pew Research Center has discovered that manufacturing jobs have been reduced in the past few years, while their contribution has widely increased. Apparently College graduates are more aware of this trend than others, however our grandparents generation are completely out of the loop on this and they think that both the contribution and the workload has gone down. The height of the US based manufacturing industry was 1979, although the US has not completely left the world of manufacturing. Before the Great Recession, the US had a share in 23% of the manufacturing that went on here. Though we are at the lowest levels of manufacturing since the second World War, there is hope, and we are not alone among countries who have also seen a decline.
- Even with the overall lessening of these industry niche jobs, production and product value numbers have gone up.
- Only about a third of those Americans polled had any idea about the positive side of the business equation.
- While college graduates appear more in the know, the split between those realizing the upswing in productivity appears to be about 50/50.
“Four of every five Americans (81%) know that the total number of manufacturing jobs in the U.S. has decreased over the past three decades, according to the survey of 4,135 adults from Pew Research Center’s nationally representative American Trends Panel.”