Withdrawing from NAFTA Would Hit 187,000 US Exporting Jobs, Mostly in Heartland

Sherman Robinson (PIIE), Egor Gornostay (PIIE), Monica de Bolle (PIIE), Junie Joseph (PIIE) and Melina Kolb (PIIE)

An analysis of US jobs that rely on exports to Canada and Mexico finds that withdrawing from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) would cost 187,000 of those jobs over a 1 to 3 year period. An interactive map shows the most affected states are Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Indiana. The most affected sectors are autos, agriculture, and manufacturing (non-auto).