Here are the numbers:
- Finance-related jobs (finance, insurance, real estate) fell by 767,000 jobs since the peak of the housing bubble in December 2006.
- Construction, which has been killed by the housing bust, lost 2.1 million jobs from its height in July 2006.
- More than 2 million manufacturing jobs lost since the start of the Great Recession and 5.6 million manufacturing jobs since 2000.
Guess who else is getting screwed by outsourcing? Information workers -- IT and software programming jobs. The U.S. has lost a million of those since peak employment in March 2001. Economic Populist points out that a lot of information jobs are displaced by H1B visas, so he puts the actual loss of U.S. information jobs at 1.7 million.
It's a great post. Read the whole thing here.