A few numbers on the Bush Economy
Federal Reserve's index of industrial production, October 2003: 112.7
June 2000: 118.4
Percent of manufacturing plants in active use, October 2003: 73.5
Number of manufacturing jobs, October 2003: 14.5 million
November 2000: 17.1 million
Portion of the US economy accounted for by manufacturing: 1/7th
Source: John Cassidy, December 15th New Yorker.
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