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Op-Ed: Has Robust Economy Benefited Working Ohioans?

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Blue collar workers are rising. After decades of their being left behind, President Donald Trump has helped grow a full-blown blue-collar boom that can be felt on manufacturing floors in Ohio, at steel production facilities in Pennsylvania and construction sites in Wisconsin. Instead of dismissing America’s blue-collar workers, as politicians had done for decades, the Trump administration has...

Measuring the Value of the U.S. Space Economy

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The Space Economy Satellite Account (SESA) is a new, collaborative effort to measure the relative importance of the space sector on the U.S. economy, with a special emphasis on the growing commercial space segment. This new account is part of the economic satellite accounts produced by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). A satellite account refers to statistics that complement BEA's official U...

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on the Passage of USMCA by U.S. House of the Representatives

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross issued the following statement upon the passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement by the House of Representatives: “President Donald J. Trump has fulfilled his promise to secure a strong and fair trade agreement. The USMCA will fuel America’s continuing economic prosperity, create 176,000 new domestic jobs across several American industry...

U.S. Economy Increases at a 2.1% Pace in the Third Quarter

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Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 2.1 percent in the third quarter of 2019, according to the “third” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The growth rate was unrevised from the “second” estimate released in November. In the second quarter, real GDP rose 2.0 percent. GDP highlights The third-quarter increase in real GDP reflected increases in consumer spending, government...

Remarks by Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross at the U.S.-Japan Roundtable Washington Conference

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Thank you, Ambassador Morningstar for recognizing the need to create the Global Energy Center. We are all beneficiaries of all your hard work in promoting the great partnership that exists between the United States and Japan. Thank you also to our colleagues from the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry for being here from Japan. We greatly appreciate METI’s support for this, the 12th Annual U...

Why the Census Bureau Is Establishing a “Trust & Safety” Team

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The 2020 Census is a nationwide count of all people living in the United States that occurs only once every ten years. At the U.S. Census Bureau, we are devoting great resources, energy and passion to educating the public about the upcoming 2020 Census. We are joined in our efforts by thousands of partners, supporters and stakeholders across the country, including state, local and tribal...

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Five Affirmative Final Circumvention Determinations on Steel Products from Vietnam

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced five affirmative final antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) circumvention determinations involving steel products that are produced in Korea and Taiwan, shipped to Vietnam for minor processing, and then exported to the United States as corrosion-resistant steel products (CORE) and cold-rolled steel (CRS) – in circumvention of existing...

Top 5 Commerce Blogs of 2019

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This past year, the Commerce Department and its diverse bureaus and agencies were active in promoting job creation and economic growth, ensuring fair and reciprocal trade, leveling the playing field for American workers, and providing critical economic data to policymakers and the public. To close out the year, we have put together a list of our top blogs for 2019. This past year, our readers top...