(Yes, I said 5%. I'll accept quibbling about that--but the number will not change significantly.)
When an influential writer then went on to carpet-bomb what remained of the corpse of domestic manufacturing, there was a reaction.
This essay digs a little deeper.
...the reality is that since the year 2000 when Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China went into effect, [Bill Clinton signed that treaty] five million manufacturing jobs have been lost, according to data compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.