State of automotive manufacturing in Michigan

Last Modified: Sat Sep 12 2020 08:04:33 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 2,400
    Net job loss in the auto and auto parts manufacturers in Michigan between the time Trump took office in Jan 2017 and Feb 2020 (pre pandemic). As of February, motor vehicle manufacturers' employed 40,300, down from the 42,300 when Trump took office. Auto parts employment, a larger sector, was at 131,500, down slightly from 131,900 in January 2017. Both, however, rose dramatically during Obama's second term. A further 17,000 jobs are estimated to have been lost between Feb and Jul this year due to the pandemic.
  • 5%
    Increase in overall wages in the industry in Michigan during the period Jan 2017 to May 2019 - the most recent date wage estimates were reported by federal analysts — compared with about 4% under Obama, It id not yet known how far that has fallen in the recent recession.
  • 15,675
    Number of trade-related job lost between 2017 and 2019 in comparison to 7,428 jobs lost between 2014 and 2016 - a jump of 211%.
  • 6,607
    Number of individual jobs certified by the Labor Department as lost to offshoring or displacement by imports under petitions filed in 2019 as compared to 2,146 for petitions filed in 2018, an increase of 308%.
  • 6 week
    Duration of a bruising strike in 2019 that was deeply costly to General Motors and 46,000 UAW workers. The strike ended with UAW membership ratifying a new 4 year contract with GM by a 57% to 43% margin.
  • $209 billion
    Trade deficit between U.S. imports versus exports in autos and auto parts in 2019, up from about $196.5 billion in 2016, the last full year of Obama's term.