Imports Work for American Workers (2021)
Trade Partnership Worldwide estimates that more than 21 million Americans owe their jobs to imports. This conclusion is based on a comprehensive assessment of the full range of ways in which imports interact across the economy. It thus reflects both job gains as well as job losses. The study finds that millions of these jobs are held by union workers, minorities, and women and pay the kinds of wages that enable Americans to enjoy a “middle class” lifestyle.