Push For Fuel Efficiency Has Helped Add 236,000 Jobs In Auto Industry

by Pete Bigelow
Aol Autos
August 8, 2012

Strengthened interest by consumers and government in fuel-efficient vehicles has accelerated job growth throughout the U.S. auto industry, according to a report released Wednesday by a consortium of environmental advocates.

The U.S. has added 236,600 jobs in the industry since June 2009, and a significant portion of them have been related to consumer demand and government mandates for gas-sipping cars. The report was issued by drivinggrowth.org, a project of the Natural Resources Defense Council, the National Wildlife Federation and the League of Conservation Voters.

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