Ohio auto industry adding thousands of jobs

by Thomas Gnau
Dayton Daily News
August 17, 2012

Ohio’s auto industry is rebounding from a long slide, having added thousands of jobs as pent-up demand for new and more fuel-efficient vehicles has pumped up production, according to environmental advocacy group and the federal government.

Ohio, Indiana and Michigan — three key auto industry states — lost an estimated 275,000 auto manufacturing jobs through much of the previous decade. Yet since June 2009, Ohio has added 11,300 new auto industry jobs, while Michigan has added 35,200 and Indiana has added 19,800, said DrivingGrowth.org, citing information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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