Auto in the U.S.: More Widespread Jobs Than You Might Think

The Center for Automotive Research has just released an important study titled “Contribution of the Automobile Industry to the Economies of All Fifty States and the United States.” According to the report: • Direct, intermediate, and spin-off employment from OEM activities estimated at 3.1 million • Total compensation of over $200 billion • Estimated personal tax payments of nearly $30 billion • Total employment generated by parts manufacturing is estimated to be 3.3 million • Total compensation of over $200 billion • Estimated personal tax payments of $30 billion All of which is to say that the support of the auto industry actually has some benefits even to those who don’t particularly like cars, to say nothing of some senators from southern states.

The Center for Automotive Research has just released an important study titled “Contribution of the Automobile Industry to the Economies of All Fifty States and the United States.” According to the report:

  • • Direct, intermediate, and spin-off employment from OEM activities estimated at 3.1 million
  • • Total compensation of over $200 billion
  • • Estimated personal tax payments of nearly $30 billion
  • • Total employment generated by parts manufacturing is estimated to be 3.3 million
  • • Total compensation of over $200 billion
  • • Estimated personal tax payments of $30 billion

All of which is to say that the support of the auto industry actually has some benefits even to those who don’t particularly like cars, to say nothing of some senators from southern states.

The folks at CAR accumulated the follow data (and have copyrighted it, by the way, so don’t lift it without attribution) that shows that auto has measurable impact even in places you might not expect it.  We’re guessing that those OEM jobs in D.C. are lobbyists, and figure that the folks in Vermont might not be all that keen on the industry, but be that as it may. . . .

 

ALL JOBS - OEM

State

Direct

Indirect

Expenditure-Induced

TOTAL

Alabama

12,337

22,479

39,642

74,459

Alaska

25

392

786

1,203

Arizona

1,459

3,637

5,314

10,410

Arkansas

512

3,676

13,843

18,031

California

18,537

49,373

39,051

106,961

Colorado

1,133

4,601

9,022

14,756

Connecticut

446

4,818

13,828

19,092

Delaware

968

2,940

4,624

8,532

District of Columbia

71

1,173

4,436

5,680

Florida

1,949

19,939

50,321

72,209

Georgia

2,563

21,796

51,602

75,960

Hawaii

14

400

691

1,105

Idaho

7

692

963

1,661

Illinois

7,189

58,760

116,517

182,466

Indiana

21,762

77,641

133,485

232,888

Iowa

753

4,716

17,375

22,844

Kansas

1,159

5,095

14,711

20,965

Kentucky

14,596

37,905

61,753

114,254

Louisiana

1,556

7,820

17,671

27,047

Maine

13

942

3,442

4,397

Maryland

1,570

7,769

20,726

30,065

Massachusetts

690

8,831

18,722

28,244

Michigan

119,303

274,922

301,195

695,420

Minnesota

549

9,967

21,189

31,704

Mississippi

4,230

5,181

18,015

27,426

Missouri

10,599

34,337

43,564

88,500

Montana

14

418

1,839

2,272

Nebraska

289

2,320

7,511

10,120

Nevada

705

2,069

7,370

10,145

New Hampshire

60

1,078

4,820

5,959

New Jersey

5,003

12,685

32,716

50,404

New Mexico

16

641

1,790

2,447

New York

3,933

29,480

65,695

99,107

North Carolina

1,436

16,347

42,668

60,452

North Dakota

8

439

1,994

2,441

Ohio

39,685

167,891

221,018

428,594

Oklahoma

1,151

4,891

10,585

16,627

Oregon

777

2,905

2,221

5,904

Pennsylvania

1,085

19,461

62,311

82,857

Rhode Island

80

792

2,640

3,513

South Carolina

7,561

13,684

28,528

49,773

South Dakota

11

519

2,478

3,008

Tennessee

13,847

41,168

72,002

127,017

Texas

8,025

40,958

61,393

110,376

Utah

131

1,867

3,711

5,710

Vermont

6

448

2,479

2,932

Virginia

718

11,346

36,979

49,043

Washington

153

2,718

505

3,377

West Virginia

1,418

2,489

13,821

17,728

Wisconsin

3,344

20,625

53,198

77,167

Wyoming

3

277

1,882

2,162

TOTAL U.S.

313,449

1,067,321

1,764,643

3,145,413

ALL JOBS - PARTS

State

Direct

Indirect

Expenditure- Induced

TOTAL

Alabama

21,654

20,241

40,967

82,861

Alaska

0

405

1,079

1,484

Arizona

3,517

5,237

8,125

16,880

Arkansas

8,536

5,919

15,842

30,297

California

24,677

46,206

49,397

120,279

Colorado

1,920

5,590

11,585

19,094

Connecticut

5,538

7,106

15,455

28,099

Delaware

338

1,228

4,171

5,737

District of Columbia

7

1,145

4,694

5,846

Florida

7,225

22,694

55,628

85,547

Georgia

16,165

26,318

58,180

100,663

Hawaii

73

449

1,267

1,790

Idaho

840

1,014

2,097

3,952

Illinois

36,033

62,715

115,672

214,420

Indiana

66,721

66,048

120,487

253,255

Iowa

12,022

6,643

15,422

34,087

Kansas

4,500

4,456

13,274

22,230

Kentucky

34,656

24,089

51,295

110,041

Louisiana

1,418

6,584

18,250

26,252

Maine

686

1,391

4,631

6,708

Maryland

2,048

6,997

22,679

31,724

Massachusetts

3,313

10,405

22,821

36,539

Michigan

111,224

138,765

185,567

435,557

Minnesota

5,218

13,246

26,058

44,522

Mississippi

6,738

4,584

15,487

26,809

Missouri

17,828

18,880

38,675

75,384

Montana

151

503

2,262

2,917

Nebraska

5,437

4,508

8,617

18,562

Nevada

679

2,418

9,035

12,131

New Hampshire

760

1,497

6,137

8,394

New Jersey

3,209

11,166

37,239

51,614

New Mexico

196

910

3,388

4,493

New York

20,367

38,062

71,788

130,217

North Carolina

26,078

28,462

57,068

111,608

North Dakota

1,173

635

1,977

3,785

Ohio

80,600

108,439

174,963

364,002

Oklahoma

10,797

6,452

12,591

29,841

Oregon

3,748

4,399

5,832

13,978

Pennsylvania

15,673

26,396

68,597

110,666

Rhode Island

49

891

3,313

4,253

South Carolina

19,492

15,539

32,963

67,995

South Dakota

1,238

819

2,834

4,891

Tennessee

44,172

35,053

70,786

150,011

Texas

24,664

50,278

83,281

158,223

Utah

4,236

5,406

7,855

17,498

Vermont

0

471

2,820

3,291

Virginia

8,354

14,209

39,334

61,897

Washington

3,475

5,194

5,527

14,196

West Virginia

626

2,629

13,863

17,118

Wisconsin

17,662

25,562

58,490

101,715

Wyoming

160

359

2,451

2,970

TOTAL U.S.

685,892

898,614

1,701,816

3,286,322

© Center for Automotive Research 2010

And speaking of taxes and suchlike, on Wednesday, April 21, General Motors fully paid off the loans provided to it by the U.S., Canadian, and Ontario governments. With interest.  Evidently, making the loans weren’t such a bad thing, afterall.