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President Obama’s rescue of the auto industry

In 2009, the President decided to extend emergency loans to GM and Chrysler—preventing the collapse of a major American industry:

The Rescue

  • More than 1 million jobs saved, and nearly $97 billion in personal income losses prevented
  • Nearly 250,000 jobs added since June 2009—the most growth in a decade
  • Industry expects to add 167,000 jobs by 2015

The Impact

  • The auto industry helps support one in five Michigan jobs.
  • 1 in 25 American jobs rely on a healthy auto industry
  • All Big Three automakers—GM, Chrysler, and Ford—are profitable for the first time in seven years.

The Success

  • All outstanding loans have been repaid to the federal government
  • GM and Chrysler sold 3.8 million vehicles in the U.S. in 2011—up 14 and 26 percent respectively from 2010
  • Automobile sales are at their highest levels in years