Monthly data, not seasonally adjusted
Employment in for-hire transportation industries is a signal of demand in the economy. In the May 2012 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 77 percent for truck transportation, but only 45 percent for air transportation.
|Truck Transportation Employees (thousands)||1,312.9||1,348.0|
|Percent change from same month previous year||3.8||2.7|
|Air Transportation Employees (thousands)||459.1||444.0|
|Percent change from same month previous year||1.3||-3.3|
|Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation Employees (thousands)||456.1||483.4|
|Percent change from same month previous year||2.1||6.0|
|Other Transportation Modes Employees (thousands)||335.8||334.8|
|Percent change from same month previous year||2.1||-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 April 2013.