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What a decline in manufacturing jobs means for developing economies

A shuttered factory is seen in an industrial estate in the Pearl River Delta industrial hub of Dongguan, China after the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday February 25, 2016. Millions of migrant workers streaming back to China's industrial heartland after the long lunar New Year break are facing an uncertain future, as smaller factories in particular struggle to cope with anemic orders and rising inventories. Picture taken February 25, 2016.    REUTERS/James Pomfret                    TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Manufacturing jobs have seen a steady decline in advanced economies over recent decades. Image: REUTERS/James Pomfret

Oya Celasun
Chief of the World Economic Studies Division, IMF Research Department
Bertrand Gruss
Economist, IMF Research Department
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Manufacturing jobs are falling in advanced and developing economies. Image: IMF staff calculations
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