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Made in America: Are outsourced jobs really coming back?

Decades of outsourcing of American jobs overseas has drastically altered both the country's economy and the lives of millions. Cheaper labour in developing nations meant that many jobs, like telecommunications and factory work, were sent abroad. In 2003, 150,000 jobs went overseas, and only 2,000 came back.

Once-proud manufacturing centres in countless American towns are now empty, and the workers forced to find new jobs. But is the tide turning?

The BBC's Natalia Antelava investigates an emerging trend that sees companies bringing the jobs they have outsourced back to the US.

Filmed and edited by David Botti

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