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Unformatted text preview: For example, energy investments likely to result from the Senate “Clean Edge”
energy bill that was proposed in the U.S. Senate in 2006 would support up to 500,000 jobs per year, at peak, and half of those jobs would be in
the manufacturing sector (Scott 2006). Elimination of the U.S. trade deficit by 2016 would support millions of additional U.S. manufacturing jobs
(Scott, forthcoming).) Impact Module: Economic Collapse Exts
Manufacturing sector key to the economy
Scott, 2008 (Robert E., The importance of manufacturing, February 13, 2008, http://www.gpn.org/bp211/bp211.pdf, July 2, 2012, pg 1;
(While U.S. manufacturing has been hard hit by a decade of rapid import growth and job loss, the manufacturing sector still remains a
vital part of the U.S. economy. The manufacturing sector supported 14 million jobs in 2007, or about 10.1% of total
employment. Manufacturing employs a higher share of workers without a college degree than the rest of the
economy. On average, these workers made 9% more than similar workers in the rest of the economy in 2006-07.
Manufacturing industries are also responsibl...
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