U.S. Auto Industry At-A-Glance

Industry Impact

8 million* total employees

   3.1 million total jobs dependent on automakers

   3.3 million total jobs dependent on suppliers

   1.5 million total jobs dependent on dealers

1 in 17 private-sector jobs

$500 billion total compensation annually

*Direct, Indirect and Community Support or Spin-off Jobs

National Impact

47 states have 10,000+ auto jobs

20 states have 100,000+ auto jobs

3–3.5% gross domestic product

$70 billion personal Tax Revenues annually

12.5 million new vehicles sold in 2011

   10% increase of 2010 sales

State Facts


Sources: Center for Automotive Research, National Automobile Dealers Association, Ward's Auto and Automotive Who's Who