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>huge demand in many skilled occupations. I suspect >that many of the job losses were in things like
> textile mills and manufacturing facilities while many >of the new ones are in high skilled positions.
> Some of the displaced manufacturing workers may not >have the higher education needed for these
> new positions forcing them into lower paying service >positions. So yes some good jobs were lost
> and replaced with lower paying ones, but there are >great new job openings paying good money out
> there.

A lot of the job loss is due to flattening out of the managerial structure. Thus a lot of highly paid paper shufflers lost their jobs.
Many of these people are *ON PAPER* qualified in technical fields, but in reality they spent too long in management not keeping up with their field.
Their true qualifications were middle manager--a field that doesn't employ nearly as many as before.

Clinton vs Reagan had nothing to do with this.
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