Cumulative U.S. jobs displaced by growing trade deficits with China since 2001

Year  Jobs displaced (thousands)
2001 0
2002 225,227
2003 463,042
2004 877,788
2005 1,342,703
2006 1,691,191
2007 2,031,222
2008 2,080,115
2009 1,771,260
2010 2,441,775
2011 2,730,231
2012 2,939,570

Source: Author's analysis of U.S. Census Bureau (2013a), U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC 2013), Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS 2013b), and BLS Employment Projections program (BLS-EP 2011a and 2011b).  For a more detailed explanation of data sources and computations, see the appendix

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