Trade Adjustment Assistance Evaluation (TAA)

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U.S. Department of Labor

U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

Globalization has intensified competition throughout the U.S. economy. While the net benefits of foreign trade are large—everyone benefits from the availability of lower-priced goods—there is a downside.

 Some U.S. workers experience unemployment and earnings losses resulting from plant closings and jobs being sent overseas. The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program provides aid to workers who lose their jobs or whose hours of work and wages are reduced as a result of increased imports. Workers may be eligible for training, job search and relocation allowances, income support, and other reemployment services.

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