By 1955, Appliance Park employed 16,000 workers
Employment kept rising through the 60s, but it peaked at 23,000 in 1973
Appliance Park will end this year with 3,600 hourly employees
211,000,000 US population in 1973
313,000,000 US population in 2012
This is a Good News story? Were making a comeback? Are we some kind of manufacturing giant today? Swarming with good manufacturing jobs, are we?
posted on 12/15/2012 10:59:31 AM PST
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I’ll grant that this is a step in the right direction, but you’re right, it’s not near enough.
posted on 12/15/2012 11:16:04 AM PST
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Well, there is just a *tad* more automation in manufacturing here in 2012 than there was in 1973.
This is material to the discussion.
posted on 12/15/2012 11:26:46 AM PST
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