Lost Jobs, Lower Middle-Class Wages, Surging Trade Deficits and Disappearing Family Farms
How has the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) -— a sweeping, controversial “free trade” agreement that was negotiated behind closed doors — impacted your state?
NAFTA’s corporate–rigged trade model 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: Census Bureau
- State import data: Census Bureau
- 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 income inequality: Internal Revenue Service, via Prof. Mark W. Frank