Does Import Protection Save Jobs? The Estimated Impacts of Proposed Tariffs on Imports of U.S. Steel and Aluminum (2018)

Does Import Protection Save Jobs? The Estimated Impacts of Proposed Tariffs on Imports of U.S. Steel and Aluminum (2018)

This policy brief examines the potential net impacts on U.S. jobs across all industries of proposed steel and aluminum tariffs applied to targeted steel and aluminum imports from all countries. We find that the tariffs would result in a net loss of 146,000 U.S. jobs after accounting for positive impacts on U.S. steel and aluminum producers. Overall, more than five jobs would be lost for every one gained.

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