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Coal Miners Aren't the Only Ones Whose Jobs Are Disappearing

Thursday, August 1, 2019

In just 10 years, the number of bookstores in the United States fell from 12,558 to 7,548 – a 40% decline, according to the Census Bureau’s County Business Patterns. The number of book publishers fell 23%, and libraries were down 16%.

Number of bookstores
2016: 7,548
2006: 12,558

Number of book publishers
2016: 2,574
2006: 3,335

Number of libraries
2016: 2,223
2006: 2,650

Employment in these three types of establishments fell 32% between 2006 and 2016 – from 267,210 to 181,700. The 86,000 jobs lost in the book industry greatly exceeded the loss of 30,200 coal mining jobs during the same time period.

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Twin Star Home Acquires TK Classics

Monday, January 27, 2020

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Millennials Driving Changes in Home Design

Monday, January 27, 2020

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