Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department or Program



Gilbert, Scott D.


This paper intends on investigating the potential relationship that exists between the number of manufacturing jobs in the United States and the exportation of natural resources. It will stress how the increase seen in the exporting of America’s natural resources over a thirty-three year period from 1980 to 2012, has coincided with significant job loss in the manufacturing sector. Specifically, this paper will show through a cross-sectional analysis of the United States that there has been a negative, linear, and significant relationship between these items of interest.