Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Mapping Export Related Jobs

In the light of Donald Trump's recent trade tariffs CNBC has taken a close look at where jobs are most dependent on exports. Other countries are likely to respond to Trump's trade war by applying retaliatory tariffs on goods and services made by American companies. This could have a big impact on the jobs and economies of locations across the United States, especially those that are most reliant on the export market.

CNBC's Where American Jobs are Most Dependent on Exports interactive map uses scaled markers to show the number of export-supported jobs in each county in the United States. The larger a county's marker then the more jobs are dependent on exports. The colors of the markers show the share of local GDP that is related to exports. If you hover over a marker on the map then you can view the exact number of local jobs and the percentage of GDP reliant on exports in that county.

The map points to some of the counties which are most reliant on the export market. These include LA County, New York County, Harris County in Houston and Cook County in Chicago.

Last month Axios released an interactive map to show how Trump's trade tariffs might effect workers in the USA. Axios' map, called Trump's Trade War, visualizes the concentration of tariff-affected industries in each county compared to the national average. The darker the color of a county on Axios' map then the higher the concentration of affected industries. The map actually uses two different colors to show the concentration of industries. Pink is used to show where more people voted for Trump in the 2016 presidential election. Green is used to show the counties which voted for Clinton.

Also See

How China’s proposed tariffs could affect U.S. workers and industries - this interactive map was released by the Brookings Institute to show the counties with the highest share of workers in industries affected by China's 2018 retaliatory tariffs on 128 American products.

Firing Back at Trump in the Trade War - the NYT (also after China's 2018 tariffs) placed a map showing where China's tariffs most affect American voters side-by-side with a map of where voters backed Trump in the Presidential election

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