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Liberal Mainstream Newspapers Have Lost 279,000 Jobs Since 1990 [CHART]

U.S. newspapers have lost 279,000 jobs since 1990, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

Newspaper employment dropped by 61 percent since 1990 and is currently 24 percent below its 1947 level. Peak newspaper employment was in the early 1990s, when the industry employed more than 450,000.


Mark Perry, an economist at the conservative American Enterprise Institute, aggregated the BLS data. Microeconomic data suggests that the U.S. newspaper industry lost 3,800 full-time editorial jobs in just 2014.

The decline in newspaper employment is largely due to falling advertising revenue and plummeting circulation. Competition from Internet-based media is also squeezing out older newspaper publishers. Even the largest mainstream newspaper brands are affected.

The New York Times’ ongoing decline in revenue accelerated from 9 percent in the first quarter of 2016 to nearly 19 percent in the most recent quarter.

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Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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