Monthly data, not seasonally adjusted
Employment in for-hire transportation industries is a signal of demand in the economy. In the May 2011 edition of Occupational Employment Statistics, 68 percent of employees in for-hire transportation industries are in transportation and material moving positions (Standard Occupational Classification 53). That share is 76 percent for truck transportation, but only 45 percent for air transportation.
|Truck Transportation Employees (thousands)||1,299.5||1,347.1|
|Percent change from same month previous year||4.4||3.7|
|Air Transportation Employees (thousands)||457.9||442.8|
|Percent change from same month previous year||1.6||-3.3|
|Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation Employees (thousands)||457.7||477.5|
|Percent change from same month previous year||2.5||4.3|
|Other Transportation Modes Employees (thousands)||333.5||334.5|
|Percent change from same month previous year||2.5||0.3|
NOTES:Other Transportation Modes includes rail, water, and pipeline transportation. Data do not include the sightseeing, support activity, courier, or warehousing industries.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Employment Statistics, available at http://www.bls.gov/ as of February 2013.