New Report Says U.S. Lost High-Tech Manufacturing Jobs

A report by the National Science Board says the U.S. has lost one quarter of its high-technology manufacturing jobs.

The United States lost over a quarter of its high-technology manufacturing jobs over the last decade, as the nation’s global lead in science and technology rapidly shrank, according to a new report released by the National Science Board, the policymaking body for the National Science Foundation.

The biennial report, Science and Engineering Indicators (SEI), highlights trends and data that have an impact on the nation’s economy, competitiveness and capacity for innovation. Of special note are new data on how U.S. multinational corporations created research and development jobs overseas at an unprecedented rate, China’s rise as a leader in high-tech trade, and Asia’s matching the U.S. in R&D investments.