This chart from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' report on occupational outlooks, with data from 1996-2006 and projections from 2006-2016, shows job numbers for goods-producing industries. You can see the precipitous drops in manufacturing, as well as the declining rate of increase for construction. The job sectors where people make things, including apparel manufacture and all other production work, are doing poorly and are expected to continue to do poorly.
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