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Still at least one key sector is showing signs of improvement Jonathan Serrie has that he's alive.
From Atlanta Jonathan.
Hi John -- auto manufacturing has certainly become a bright spot in the US economy responding to increase consumer demand.
Car makers both foreign and domestic are adding literally.
Thousands of jobs to their US plants in addition to new hires they're also bringing back some experienced workers who were laid off during the recession although some of these experienced workers may find it's not exactly the same job when it comes to payday listen.
The benefits packages have definitely been lower and a lot of those plants are not unionized so that's been some of the discussion.
UAW's been interested in unionizing some of those plants and so far all of them have resisted.
And even union shops have agreed to lower pay and benefits as part of the restructuring of the Big Three auto makers.
But the increase in auto manufacturing jobs is expected to have a multiplier effect in other parts of the economy.
The Center for Automotive Research estimates that each job at a car plant.
Generates nine additional jobs -- other businesses such as restaurants advertising firms and parts suppliers according to the research firm auto data.
Last month's US car sales reached their highest rate in more than four years.
The CEO of -- -- automotive group says consumer confidence is making a comeback listen.
We're seeing a shift from a need bar to one -- And I think with -- this exciting new product in the marketplace today.
That's helping -- Think the other thing that's that's very important is the change in the credit markets.
In other words banks are starting to lend more giving car buyers more options when they come out here to the dealerships John.
Jonathan -- joining us live from Atlanta Jonathan thank you.
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