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Trade, Jobs and Growth: Facts Before Folly audi pictures Trade.Our new president suffices it, the unions deny it and the unemployed blame it. And not without reason. On commerce, jobs and economic growth, the US has performed less than stellar.Let's look at data, but then drill down a bit to shades. Unions bluster to reduce the trade deficit and grow jobs are likely to stumble upon those nuances. Rather, an appreciation of economic complications must go hand in hand with bold actions.So let's dive in.The American achievement - trade, jobs and growthFor authenticity, we turn to (of all appearances) objective and authoritative sources. For trade balances, we use the ITC, the International Trade Commission, in Switzerland; For US employment, we use the US BLS, the Bureau of Labor Statistics; and for overall economic data on countries we hit on the World Bank.Per ITC, the United States gathered a $ 802 billion trade deficit in 2015, the largest deficit in any country. This deficit exceeds the sum of the deficits for the next 18 countries. The deficit is not a deviation; The US trade deficit averaged $ 780 billion over the past 5 years and we have had a deficit for all over the past 15 years.The goods trade deficit hits important sectors. In 2015, consumer electronics had a deficit of $ 167 billion. clothing $ 115 billion; appliances and furniture $ 74 billion; and cars $ 153 billion. Some of these deficits have increased markedly since 2001: consumer electronics up 427%, furniture and appliances increased 311%. In terms of import to export, clothing imports import 10 times export, consumer electronics 3 times; furniture and appliances 4 times.Autos has a small silver feeding, the deficit amounts to a relatively moderate 56% in 15 years, roughly equal to inflation plus growth. Imports exceed exports by a disturbing but relatively modest 2.3 times.At work, the BLS reports a loss of 5.4 million US manufacturing jobs from 1990 to 2015, a decrease of 30%. No other big job category lost jobs. Four states, in the "Belt" region, fell 1.3 million jobs jointly.The US economy has just stumbled forward. The real growth for the past 25 years has on average only just over two percent. Income and wealth gains during that period have landed mostly in the upper income groups, which means that most of America feels stationary and upset.The data paints a disturbing picture: the US economy, obsessed with long-lasting trade deficits, bleeds that create jobs and flounders in low growth. This image points - at least at first glance - to an element of the solution. Fight back against the flood of imports.The added perspectives - Unhappy complexityUnfortunately, the economy seldom sucks for simple explanations. Complex interactions are often under the dynamics.So let's take some additional perspectives.While the United States gathers the biggest trade deficit, that deficit does not rank the biggest as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) Our country hits about 4.5% on that basis. The UK hit a trade deficit of 5.7% as a percentage of GDP. India.