From Mackinac Center for Public Policy: Right-to-work states have seen a significant bump in manufacturing employment compared to non-right-to-work states, according to a new study released by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. The study provides a look at how right-to-work laws have influenced the composition of the job market. Nationwide, the study found states that adopted a right-to-work law after 2000 had a 20.7% higher share of manufacturing employment than they would have without such a law. The study measured employment levels across the United States at the county level, looking at 18 industrial sectors in more than 3,000 counties. The most meaningful results came from sectors where unions are most common, such as manufacturing and construction.
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