Current Issues in Economics and Finance
Second District Highlights
Declining Manufacturing Employment in the New York-New Jersey Region: 1969-99
January 2001 Volume 7, Number 1
JEL classification: R00, L6, R3

Authors: Jason Bram and Michael Anderson

Between 1969 and 1999, the New York-New Jersey region experienced a steeper drop in manufacturing employment than any other area of the United States. Much of the unusually sharp job decline can be attributed to the geographic dispersion of manufacturing—that is, the gradual movement of manufacturing activity from the more urbanized and industry-intensive states of the Northeast to the less industrially developed states of the South and West.

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