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NAFTA Responsible For Millions Of Jobs & Billions In Economic Growth
Trade Agreement Has Played Critical Role In Growing U.S. Economy & Putting Americans Back To Work

NAFTA Has Positively Contributed To The U.S. Economy, Supporting Millions Of American Jobs:

NAFTA Has Allowed The U.S. Food And Agriculture Industries To Flourish And Those Industries Now Support A Total Of More Than 43 Million Jobs Throughout The Country. (“U.S. Food And Agricultural Industries Economic Impact Study, 2017,” Feeding The Economy, 10/3/17)

  • The U.S. Food And Agriculture Industry Directly Supports Nearly 23 Million Jobs And Generates $763.12 Billion In Wages, Accounting For Approximately 15 Percent Of The U.S. Economy. (“U.S. Food And Agricultural Industries Economic Impact Study, 2017,” Feeding The Economy, 10/3/17)

Trade With Canada And Mexico Supports Nearly 14 Million American Jobs, Five Million Of Which Are Supported By The Increased Trade Due To NAFTA. (“NAFTA Works For America,” U.S. Chamber Of Commerce, Accessed 4/3/18)

  • Nine Million Jobs Depend On Trade And Investment With Canada. (“North American Free Trade Agreement: An Overview,” Bipartisan Policy Center, June 2017)
  • Five Million Jobs Depend On Trade And Investment With Mexico. (“North American Free Trade Agreement: An Overview,” Bipartisan Policy Center, June 2017)

Pork Exports To Mexico And Canada Due To NAFTA Support 16,225 American Jobs. (“U.S. Pork Producers Depend On NAFTA,” National Pork Producers Council, 12/19/17)

Approximately 50,000 Rail Jobs, Totaling More Than $5.5 Billion In Wages And Benefits, Depend Directly On International Trade. (“Freight Railroads & International Trade,” Associated Of American Railroads, 3/17)

Studies Suggest That NAFTA Withdrawal Would Have Detrimental Impact On U.S. Employment Numbers:

Trade Partnership Worldwide Estimates That The U.S. Would Lose 1.8 Million Jobs Within The First Year Of NAFTA Withdrawal. (Vicki Needham, “Study: Withdrawing From NAFTA Will Cost 1.8 Million Jobs In The First Year,” The Hill, 1/23/18)

  • It Also Estimates That As Many As 700,000 Could Be Lost In The 10 Years Following NAFTA Withdrawal. (“Terminating NAFTA: The National and State-by-State Impacts on Jobs, Exports and Output (2018),” Trade Partnership Worldwide, January 2018)

ImpactECON Predicts That NAFTA Withdrawal Would Lead To A Loss Of 256,000 Jobs, Including At Least 50,000 In The U.S. Food And Agriculture Industries. (NAFTA Food & Ag Trade Working Group, “U.S. Food & Agriculture Letter Addressing Concerns on Potential Notice of NAFTA Withdrawal,” Letter, 10/25/17)

Oxford Economics Predicts That NAFTA Withdrawal Would Cost The U.S. Around 300,000 Jobs. (Patrick Gillespie, “Killing NAFTA Would Cost 300,000 American Jobs, Analysis Says,” CNN Money, 1/16/18)

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