U.S. steel production supported 583,600 jobs in 2012. This included jobs in iron ore and coal mines, those in other manufacturing industries that support steel production, as well as lawyers, accountants, managers and other workers who supply services to the steel industry. These jobs are at risk if surging imports of unfairly traded steel are allowed to displace domestic steel production.
The top 10 states—ranked by total number of jobs at risk from displaced domestic steel production—are Texas (59,800 jobs supported), California (52,300 jobs), Pennsylvania (35,300 jobs), Ohio (33,900 jobs), Illinois (28,400 jobs), Indiana (26,000 jobs), New York (25,100 jobs), Florida (23,200 jobs), Michigan (20,100 jobs), and Wisconsin (15,700 jobs). To learn more about the U.S. steel industry crisis and how policymakers can address it, read the recent EPI report Surging Steel Imports Put Up To Half a Million U.S. Jobs at Risk.
U.S. jobs supported by domestic steel production, by state, 2012
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