U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for June 11: Celebrating Auto Mechanics

Jun 11, 2017 - (Newswire)

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:


Profile America — Sunday, June 11th. It used to be that cars were fairly simple to repair, but they often broke down. Modern automobiles have become very reliable. They've also gotten extremely complicated — with ABS brakes, traction control, navigation systems and even self-parking systems. That means there are more things to go wrong and more knowledge needed to repair problems. That's why today is the start of National Automotive Service Professionals Week, running through the 17th. The goal is to recognize mechanics across the country for their role in keeping America's millions of cars, trucks and buses on the road. There are more than 158,000 automotive service facilities across the country employing over 850,000 mechanics and other workers. Each year, they generate over $90 billion in business. Profile America is in its 21st year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.

Occasion/accessed 4/13/2017: www.holidays-and-observances.com/holidays-and-observances-alphabetical-listing-n.html
Auto repair establishments and employment/County Business Patterns/NAICS 8111:
Auto repair establishments receipts/Economic Census/NAICS 8111: factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ECN/2012_US/00A1//naics~8111

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics and accounts drawn from cited non-Census sources are employed for illustrative or narrative purposes, and are not attested to by the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at www.census.gov (look for "Audio" in the "Library" pull-down menu).

SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau

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