According to Wolfram Alpha, The US workforce is about 150 million people. Of the 130 nonfarm workers, 22 million are public sector employees, 108 million are private sector. 18 million are in goods producing industries, but the rest are in service industries. There are 15 million counted as unemployed. 27 million actually unemployed. I didnt realize how few Americans make stuff but that number may still be shrinking. What can America do to be in better shape when most things can be made more cheaply overseas and our technical superiority is being eroded by our poor education system?