MEMA Economic Impact Study - Driving the Future

Date: January 26, 2017
Topic: Economics & Employment

A new study released by MEMA shows that automotive parts manufacturing jobs in the U.S. have risen nearly 19 percent since 2012.

More than 871,000 Americans are directly employed by the automotive parts manufacturing industry. This number, which is up from 734,000 in 2012, represents 2.9 percent of the jobs in the total U.S. employment market and 2.4 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP).

Together with indirect and employment-induced jobs, the total employment impact of the motor vehicle parts manufacturing industry is 4.26 million jobs, an increase of nearly 18 percent from 3.26 million in 2012. 

View MEMA's press release on the economic study here