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How would the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) — a sweeping, controversial "free trade" agreement being negotiated behind closed doors — impact your state?
The TPP would expand the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) "trade" pact model that has contributed to massive U.S. trade deficits and job loss, downward pressure on wages, unprecedented levels of inequality, lagging exports, new floods of agricultural imports, and the disappearance of family farms. These impacts have been felt across all 50 U.S. states.
How has your state fared? Click the map above to find out.
Manufacturing job losses: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Wage losses of displaced manufacturing workers: U.S. Department of Labor
Job losses certified under Trade Adjustment Assistance: U.S. Department of Labor
U.S. overall and non-agricultural trade data: U.S. International Trade Commission
U.S. agricultural trade data: U.S. Department of Agriculture
State export data: International Trade Administration
State import data: International Trade Administration
State top agricultural products: U.S. Department of Agriculture
State top agricultural exports: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Small farms by state: U.S. Department of Agriculture
State businesses by size: U.S. Census Bureau
State exporting firms by size: U.S. Census Bureau
State income inequality: Internal Revenue Service, via Prof. Mark W. Frank
Study on TPP and income inequality: Center for Economic and Policy Research
Study on trade and income inequality: Economic Policy Institute
Foreign investors by state: Uniworld
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