11/29/2011 03:40 pm ET

Auto Industry Needs 190K More Jobs, Most Of Them In Michigan

The rebounding auto industry will need to add about 190,000 jobs by 2015. Most will in the parts sector, and the majority of the workers will be employed in Michigan, analysts projected at a conference Tuesday.

U.S. auto employment is about 590,000 including 130,000 in Michigan, a figure that is up 24 percent, said Kristin Dziczek, labor expert with the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor. Employment will grow to about 756,000 in four years.

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