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Top Number Of Auto Workers In U.S. By State


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Washington DC December 12, 2008; The $14 billion plan to bail out the U.S. auto industry, has been killed by the Senate. How will this affect the economies of U.S. states?

The following table lists some of the states with the largest concentrations of workers in three categories: auto manufacturers, suppliers and dealers.

The data are from the October report of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and its statisticians cautioned that the numbers are preliminary and that not all states publish data for each category.

Auto MANUFACTURERS:

Michigan	 47,000 workers
Ohio		 23,000 workers
Alabama 	 12,000 workers
Indiana 	 11,900 workers
Kentucky	 10,400 workers
Texas		  9,800 workers
Missouri	  8,200 workers
California	  7,700 workers
Oklahoma	  2,400 workers

MOTOR VEHICLE AND MOTOR VEHICLE PARTS AND SUPPLIES MERCHANT
WHOLESALERS

California	 39,900 workers
Texas		 25,200 workers
Michigan	 18,800 workers

 MOTOR VEHICLE AND PARTS DEALERS

California	 197,600 workers
Texas		 163,600 workers
Florida 	 126,800 workers
New York	  75,100 workers
Ohio		  74,500 workers
Pennsylvania	  74,500 workers
Illinois	  69,300 workers
North Carolina	  62,500 workers
Michigan	  54,400 workers
New Jersey	  46,100 workers
Arizona 	  44,100 workers
Tennessee	  43,800 workers
Washington	  41,900 workers
Indiana 	  41,200 workers
Missouri	  39,700 workers
Maryland	  38,800 workers
Wisconsin	  35,700 workers
Massachusetts	  34,500 workers
Alabama 	  31,900 workers
Colorado	  31,900 workers