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Job Overseas Outsourcing Statistics

Job Outsourcing Statistics Data
Total number of U.S. jobs outsourced in 2015 2,382,000
Number of jobs outsourced to China since 2001 3,200,000
Number of California jobs lost to outsourcing since 2001 560,000
Percent of CFO’s surveyed who said their firm was currently offshore outsourcing 38 %
Percent of CFO’s who favored India for outsourcing 26 %
Percent of CFO’s who favored China for outsourcing 18 %
Top Careers at Risk for Outsourcing Jobs Lost in 2015 Wages Lost
Computer programmers / software engineers 211,700 $14,400,000,000
Accountants / auditors 160,000 $8,500,000,000
Lawyers 40,400 $4,300,000,000
Insurance sales agents 11,000 $591,000,000
Real estate brokers / agents 6,700 $332,000,000
Chemists / physicists 3,700 $230,000,000
U.S. Metro Areas with the Highest Risk of Jobs Being Outsourced Percent of Jobs at Risk
San Jose 18 %
San Francisco 16.5 %
Boston 14 %
Atlanta 13 %
New York 12.5 %
Chicago 12 %
Houston 11 %
Los Angeles 10.5 %
Detroit 10 %
Percent of Companies that Outsource by Sector Percent of Companies
Manufacturing 53 %
IT Services 43 %
R&D 38 %
Distribution 26 %
Call or Help Centers 12 %
Reasons Why Companies Outsource (Multiple Answers Allowed) Percent
Reduce or control costs 44 %
Gain access to IT resources unavailable internally 34 %
Free up internal resources 31 %
Improve business or customer focus 28 %
Accelerate company reorganization / transformation 22 %
Accelerate project 15 %
Gain access to management expertise unavailable internally 15 %
Reduce time to market 9 %
What Leading Economists Believe About Job Outsourcing Percent
Hurts the Economy 89 %
Helps the Economy 17 %
Has no effect 10 %
Not sure 4 %
Top Rated Outsourcing Countries
Country Overall Rating Cost Index Resources / Skills Workforce
India 7.1 8.3 6 1,430,000,000
Indonesia 6.9 8.6 4.3 1,033,000,000
China 6.4 7 5.6 780,000,000
Bulgaria 6.4 8.8 2.9 3,000,000
Philippines 6.3 9 2.8 39,000,000
Jordan 6.2 7.6 2.7 2,000,000
Singapore 6.5 6.4 5.7 3,000,000
Thailand 6 8.2 2.3 39,000,000
Lithuania 5.9 7 3.9 2,000,000
Egypt 5.8 9 0.9 26,000,000
Malaysia 5.8 7.9 2.2 12,000,000
Estonia 5.8 7.5 5.2 1,000,000
Chile 5.7 7.2 3 8,000,000
Hungary 5.6 6.9 3.4 4,000,000
Poland 5.6 6.1 3.6 17,000,000
Czech Republic 5.6 6.9 3.2 5,000,000
Ukraine 5.5 6.3 3.2 22,000,000
Romania 5.5 6.8 2.7 9,000,000
Latvia 5.4 7 2.7 1,000,000
Vietnam 5.4 7.4 2.5 46,000,000
Ghana 4.9 7.5 0.9 11,000,000
South Africa 4.6 6.9 0.6 17,000,000
Kenya 4.5 6.7 1.3 18,000,000
Senegal 4.3 7.1 0.2 6,000,000
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Offshore outsourcing is the practice of hiring an external organization to perform some business functions in a country other than the one where the products or services are actually developed or manufactured.

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Source: Sourcing Line Computer Economics, Associated Press
Research Date: October 6th, 2015

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