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Industry is biggest U.S. employer

November 23, 2010
The auto industry is responsible for one in every 10 U.S. jobs, the Center for Automotive Research reported. According to the report, there are 6.6 million people employed in auto manufacturing and sales jobs, and another 6.7 million in related jobs like auto service and repair or road maintenance. The report claims that the auto industry provides $292,000 per worker to the economy, a figure that is four times above the average per job ($73,000) and more than twice the average manufacturing job ($120,000). The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers plans to use the data to lobby Congress and President Bush for favorable auto industry regulation and legislation.