The Aluminum Association reported that a new study indicates that the U.S. aluminum industry directly employs more than 166,000 people. According to the study, $70 billion in economic output is directly generated by the aluminum industry and another $102 billion indirectly.

Other key findings in the report include:

  • Workers directly employed by the U.S. aluminum industry earn nearly $13 billion in wages and benefits.
  • Indirect and induced employment creates an additional $32 billion in wages and benefits.
  • When all employment supported by the industry is taken into account, these jobs generate nearly $16 billion in federal, state and local taxes.