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Japanese Auto Industry Employment In U.S. Grows By 5 Percent In 2012

Total investment from Japanese auto industry in U.S. also up from 2011, according to new data.


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The total number of workers employed directly, and indirectly, by the Japanese auto industry in the United States has risen 5 percent from 2011 to 2012, according to new figures recently released by the U.S. office of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA). Japanese-branded auto industry investment in the U.S. also is up, at $35.4 billion for 2012.
“Japanese automakers and related dealerships continue to expand their employment in the United States and this data reflects their commitment to quality jobs in communities throughout the U.S,” said Ron Bookbinder, general director of JAMA USA. “The Japanese auto industry also has added to its significant total investment in the U.S. from 2011 to 2012. In a time of middling economic news at best, the Japanese auto industry in the U.S. is a welcome success story for America.”
According to JAMA’s new research, the Japanese auto industry in the U.S. employed a total of 408,511 people in the U.S. in 2012, up from 388,256 in 2011. This number includes employees in manufacturing, R&D, distribution and dealerships.

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