American Maritime Officer: April 2019

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U.S. maritime workforce grows to 650,000 Americans

Jones Act industry contributes over $150 billion annually to nation's economy

Following the news that 304,000 U.S. jobs were created in January, Transportation Institute (TI), a leading maritime association that works for sound national maritime policy in the United States, in March announced a 30 percent increase in domestic maritime job creation enabled by the Jones Act. Thanks to the cabotage law, the industry now employs nearly 650,000 Americans across all 50 states and contributes $154 billion to the nation's economic growth annually. READ MORE

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