The center for Automotive Research found that automotive suppliers contribute to 4.5 million jobs nationwide and provide more jobs than any other sector in seven states-Michigan.
The U.S.auto industry is a key component of the nation's manufacturing base. In a typical year, it accounts for about 5 percent of GDP and 16 percent of all durable goods shipments.
The automotive industry, including the automakers and automotive parts sectors, accounted for about 877,000 domestic employees in 2008, a decline of 11.8 percent from the 994,000 employed in 2007, and accounted for 6.5 percent of all manufacturing employees. The center for Automotive Research found that in 2004 the automotive parts sector directly employed 783,100 U.S. workers and indirectly contributed to 4.5 million jobs nationwide. (According to U.S.Automotive Parts Industry Annual Assessment)
Automotive Careers In its January 2007 report, the center for Automotive Research (CAR), found that automotive suppliers contribute to 4.5 million jobs nationwide and provide more jobs than any other sector in seven states - Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina and Tennessee. It was reported that automotive suppliers account for more jobs and provide more economic well-being to more Americans than any other manufacturing sector. (source information:International Trade Administration)
The Bureau of Labor Statistics(BLS), U.S.Department of Labor, reported that employment in the automotive parts industry was an estimated 604,700 jobs in 2008. This is a decline of 10.1 percent from the 672,700 jobs in 2007. The last time the number of jobs increased in the automotive parts industry occurred in 2000, when employment grow 0.3 percent to 920,300. However, employment fell sharply the following years to 850,200 jobs.
USAToday.com released an interactive graphic demonstrating how the automotive industry impacts every state. The graphic reported 604,967 automotive parts jobs as of October 2008 with wages of $32.5 billion. The number of automaker jobs was reported to be 190,038 with $15.9 billion in wages. Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio had the most automotive parts and automaker jobs.