The average hourly wage of shoe factory workers in Manoda are far lower than in the neighboring Barathia. Since Barathia dropped all tariffs on Manodan shoes 2 years ago, the number of shoes sold annually in Barathia has not changed. However, recent statistics show a drop in the number of shoe factory workers in Barathia. Therefore, the latest trade report will probably indicate that the number of shoes Barathia imports annually from Manoda has increased.
Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?