Argument: NAFTA has caused job loss in America
- Economic Policy Institute:
- Economic Policy Institute. "NAFTA-related job losses have piled up since 1993". December 10, 2003 - Calculates 879,280 U.S. jobs lost due to NAFTA between 1993 and 2003. This figure is derived from the calculation that, between 1993 and 2002, NAFTA resulted in an increase in exports that created 794,194 jobs, but at the same time displacing production that would have supported 1,673,454 jobs. Thus, the combined effect of changes in imports and exports as a result of NAFTA was a loss of 879,280 U.S. jobs.
- Jobs with Justice
- Jobs with Justice compiled state-by-state reports on job loss in the United States due to NAFTA in 2001. Nationally, it is estimated that NAFTA eliminated 766,000 jobs by 2001, of which 554,750 were in the manufacturing sector. Services came in second, with 112,500 jobs lost.
- Textile and apparel industry job losses:
- "Post-NAFTA job loss in textiles & apparel exceeds 1mn". Fiber2Fashion.com. June 2, 2007 - See the statistics presented in this article for the break-down of the losses in the industry.
- American Manufacturing Trade Action Coalition Executive Director Auggie Tantillo.(2007) - "The loss of one million jobs is an outrage. It drives home the point that the current U.S. trade policy has failed and must be changed now. An uncontrolled flood of imports, often heavily subsidized, is crippling the U.S. textile industry."
- The Institute for Policy Studies argues this point.