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March 9, 2018

Blue collar jobs go, and white collars follow

  • People with higher-paying jobs are abandoning smaller cities — leaving fewer people to start new companies or serve existing businesses.
    AP Economics Writer

    ERIE, Pa. — With the abandoned smokestacks off the bay and ramshackle factories along 12th Street, it's easy to pin the blame for this industrial city's plight on the loss of manufacturing jobs to China and Mexico.

    Many, including President Donald Trump, hold the belief that shuttered factories are what primarily ails Erie and other aging blue-collar company towns.

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