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What happened to jobs in exporting firms during the economic crisis?

As trade has stagnated in recent years, so too has trade-related employment. In 2016, 37.3 per cent of workers were employed in private formal exporting firms. This share is lower than the pre-crisis share of 38.6 per cent.

Jobs in exporting firms

with at least five employees (132 countries)

Number

of jobs

(millions)

Share

of jobs

(%)

Years

Jobs in exporting firms

with at least five employees (132 countries)

Number

of jobs

(millions)

Share

of jobs

(%)

Years

Jobs in exporting firms

with at least five employees (132 countries)

Number

of jobs

(millions)

Share

of jobs

(%)

Years

Jobs in exporting firms

with at least five employees (132 countries)

Share

of jobs

(%)

Number

of jobs (millions)

160

38

37

120

0

36

‘06

‘08

‘10

‘12

‘14

‘16

Years