WASHINGTON — The Associated Press and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research at the University of Chicago have released new job data for the country’s largest racetracks, showing that some of the most popular jobs are in jeopardy.

    The jobs data, which is based on a survey of employers conducted by the Associated Automotive News, shows that the industry’s biggest employers are General Motors and General Electric, but it also shows some jobs are being lost, including the trucking and auto parts industries.

    The industry is now in the midst of a hiring freeze.

    A recent survey of companies found that nearly half of them said they were “very optimistic” about hiring in 2018.

    The rest said they’re “not too optimistic.”

    The survey also found that the auto parts industry has the largest percentage of new jobs created by hiring new workers, with more than 10 percent of all new jobs for 2018.GM said it’s looking for about 4,000 new workers in 2018, with about 5,000 of those coming in 2019.

    It is also seeking about 3,000 positions for 2019.

    GM has said it expects to hire 4,500 people this year, but a company spokeswoman said that number will likely be much lower.

    The company is expected to hire 1,000 people in 2020.

    The auto parts and auto manufacturing sectors have the highest number of new job opportunities.

    GM is hiring about 1,500 in 2019, up from about 2,000 in 2019 and 1,200 in 2018 and is looking for more than 3,200 positions in 2020, spokeswoman Christine Grosch said.

    GM said in October that it had added more than 8,000 jobs in 2018 alone, including about 2:30 a.m.

    Friday.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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