The map below demonstrates the chickenpox impact that just the initial  round of Chrysler dealer shutdowns will have on the US economy. As is  evident from the map (an interactive version of the map can be accessed here),  the pain will be focused east of the Rockies, although major West Coast  metropolises will not be spared either: every dot represents an  automotive dealer that Chrysler disclosed today will be made redundant.

As for the hardest hit states, the biggest losers in terms of shutterings will be:

  • Pennsylvania: 53
  • Ohio: 47 
  • Texas: 45 
  • Illinois: 43 
  • Michigan: 40 
  • California: 31 
  • New Jersey: 30 
  • Florida: 29 
  • New York: 26