Study: More than 170,000 New Hampshire jobs supported by international trade
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Some 170,400 jobs – nearly one-fifth of the number of jobs in the state – are related to international trade, and 54,600 of them are linked to trade with Canada and Mexico, according to a newly released study.
The study was funded by the Business Roundtable, which is using the data to shore up support of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which was negotiated to replace the NAFTA agreement.
The study – prepared by Trade Partnership Worldwide with the employment data from 2017 – also compared 2017 data to pre-NAFTA data from 1992. The study found that trade-supported jobs in New Hampshire increased by 96 percent from 1992 (when NAFTA was implemented) to 2017 – four times faster than total employment.