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Growing Exports Key to Job Creation

A U.S. Commerce report states exports in 2008 accounted for a record 12.7 percent of U.S. gross domestic product and that during a period of relatively flat job growth it supported a record number of jobs - more than 10 million.

U.S. Department of Commerce (05/06/2010)
A U.S. Department of Commerce report released today confirms the importance of exports to the U.S. economy and the increasingly globalized marketplace. According to Exports Support American Jobs, in 2008, exports accounted for a record 12.7 percent of U.S. gross domestic product, and during a period of relatively flat job growth across the economy, supported a record number of jobs - more than 10 million.

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