Trade and wages in importing and exporting industries trading with China, 2001–2011
|China trade weighted vs. nontraded industries|
|Average weekly wages by education group (dollars)||Percent difference in wages (imports over exports)||Average weekly wages, all minority workers* (dollars)||Percent difference in wages (imports over exports)|
|Jobs supported by exports (A)||$872.89||17.0%||$701.21||21.6%|
|Jobs displaced by imports (B)||$1,021.66||$852.83|
|Nontraded industries (C)||$791.14||$679.63|
|Traded vs. nontrade wages|
|Difference||Traded wage premium||Difference||Traded wage premium|
|Exports (D = A – C)||$81.75||10.3%||$21.58||3.2%|
|Imports (E = B – C)||$230.52||29.1%||$173.20||25.5%|
*Excludes non-Hispanic white workers.
Note: Average wages by education group are from a 3-year pooled sample of workers by industry from 2009–2011.
Source: Author's analysis of Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation Group microdata, and Scott (2012)
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