New Jersey

- Total sales by all dealerships: $13.9 billion

- Average sales per dealership: $31.0 million

- New light-vehicle dealerships: 448

- Average annual earnings for dealership employees: $69,394 ($1,345 average weekly earnings)

- Average employees per dealership: 74

- Sales taxes paid by dealership: $2.4 billion

- State and federal income taxes paid by dealership: $589 million

New car sales dropped as much as 80% in the first months of 2020 in New Jersey. Lawmakers have proposed making car sales entirely online, doing away with a requirement that paperwork be signed in person at dealerships. Supporters of the measure say sales staff and product specialists would still be needed, but that consumers want to make remote, contact-free purchases.

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