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Part 4: Engineers Have High Hopes for Economy (.PDF Download)

Dec. 21, 2018
Engineers Have High Hopes for Economy (.PDF Download)

Series: Salary Survey

More than 60% of respondents to Electronic Design’s latest annual Salary Survey have positive feelings about the status of the United States economy, while around 15% feel negatively about it. Another 25% of the more than 1,300 survey respondents say they have no strong opinions about it either way. Only 3% harbor very negative feelings about the overall economy.

Electrical engineering represents one of the economy’s main engines. Semiconductor firms that supply parts for all sorts of products are monitored for clues about the future of the American economy. The Trump administration has had electronic devices in its crosshairs as it attempts to close a trade imbalance with China. Some tariffs imposed on Chinese products targeted capacitors and other parts.


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