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CPA Reshoring Index

The CPA Reshoring Index is the first index that measures the market share of US manufacturers in US manufacturing demand. Based entirely on federal government data. CPA calculates and publishes the Reshoring Index quarterly.

Job Quality Index

The Job Quality Index measures the quality of American jobs as a ratio of high-quality jobs to low-quality jobs. Quality is defined as the mean weekly wage for all US production/nonsupervisory workers. Over the last 30 years, the growth in low quality jobs as manufacturing jobs are lost and replaced by service jobs, many of them low-wage, low-hour, has moved the index down. The JQI is published monthly.

Issue Experts

Jeff Ferry

Jeff Ferry is Chief Economist at the Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA). He is an economist, author, and former technology executive.

Amanda Mayoral

Amanda Mayoral is an Economist at the Coalition for a Prosperous America. She is currently a PhD candidate in Economics at American University in Washington, D.C.

Kenneth Rapoza

Kenneth Rapoza is a seasoned, veteran business journalist with more than 20 years of experience reporting locally for media outlets as The Boston Globe, and stationed abroad as a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones News in Sao Paulo where he won awards for his work.