Workers at one of the nation’s largest auto-parts manufacturers in the United States are more likely to be unemployed than their American counterparts.
The manufacturing engineering firm B&B, based in New Jersey, surveyed 1,000 workers at its plants in California and Texas over the course of the year.
The survey, which was conducted online in May, found that workers at B&N Manufacturing Engineering had the highest job insecurity rate, with 20.7 percent of the workforce having a job that was not part of their current job.
About three-quarters of those who were unemployed had been out of work for less than a year, the company said in a statement.
The highest job security rates were found at auto parts manufacturers in Arizona, Arizona, California and Michigan.
B&A said the results were the result of a combination of factors, including low wages, rising costs of living and other factors that were not directly related to the manufacturing plant.
A similar study by the American Automobile Association (AAA) in April found that more than 60 percent of all American workers have been out in the workforce for less the past year.
About half of American workers had been unemployed for more than a month.
About a quarter of those workers were looking for new jobs and about one-third of those were looking to retire, the AAA study found.
In a separate survey by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) earlier this year, roughly one-quarter of all Americans had been laid off or had been fired since March 2016.
More than a third of the workers surveyed said they were working fewer hours, while more than two-thirds were not looking for work.