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ranging from energy and natural resources to construction of new factories to services provided by accounting, engineering, software, and
temporary help firms. U.S. manufacturing had gross output of $4.5 trillion in 2005, and it is by far the most important
sector of the U.S. economy in terms of total output (Bureau of Economic Analysis 2008)) This Briefing Paper examines the role
manufacturing plays in employment at the state level, including an examination of the number of jobs and the level of wages in the sector. The
data show that employment peaked in the late 1990s and has been on a largely downward trajectory since then, with traditional manufacturing
states hit particularly hard. Given its size and importance, we cannot ignore the consequences of such a decline. Economic decline causes great power wars—multiple studies
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[Jedidiah, “Economic Integration, Economic Signaling and the Problem of Economic Crisis,” Economics of War
and Peace: Economic, Legal, and Politi...
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