For a Japanese car, that’s a lot of American jobs.
ABC World News with Diane Sawyer recently launched “Made in America Summer,” a continuation of the broadcast’s popular series focused on American manufacturing, the economy, and what things American citizens can do every day to help power/increase jobs in the United States.
ABC’s David Muir and Sharyn Alfonsi than decided to examine which car and automaker creates the most American jobs. What did the find? Well, first of all they found, that there are 698,700 people employed by the U.S. motor vehicle manufacturing industry and each automotive job supports nine others in this country.
In figuring out which of those two vehicles create the most U.S. jobs the team decided to answer these three questions:
Is the car assembled here?
- Toyota: Yes, it takes more than 6,000 American workers to build the Camrys we buy.
- Ford: Yes, it takes 2,250 workers to build the Escape.
How much of the car contains U.S. parts?
- Toyota Camry: 80 percent.
- Ford Escape: 65 percent.
How many cars were sold in a given year?
- Toyota Camry: The most pospular seller, 328,000 were sold last year.
- Ford Escape: Just under 200,000 were sold in 2010.
The team found that the Ford Escape creates 13 assembly line jobs for every 100 cars sold, while the Toyota Camry creates 20 U.S. based jobs for every 100 cars sold.
– By: Omar Rana