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posted on 25 October 2016

Outsourcing Viewed As The Top Threat To U.S. Jobs

by Felix Richter,

-- this post authored by Niall McCarthy

According to Pew Research, the majority of Americans feel secure in their jobs today.

However, some workers do have a sense of foreboding about several emerging threats. 8 out of 10 Americans say outsourcing hurts American workers with more sales of foreign-made products also high on the threat list. Much has been made of the threat offered by automation but people are actually divided on whether it is beneficial or a hindrance to the labor market. When it comes to the greatest assets for U.S. workers, technology and office technology in particular, is viewed as being most helpful.

This chart shows the % of U.S. adults who think these factors help/hurt American workers.

Infographic: Outsourcing Viewed As The Top Threat To U.S. Jobs | Statista

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