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)||1,342.1||1,385.0|
|Percent change from same month previous year||+ 3.7%||+ 3.2%|
|Air Transportation Employees (thousands)||461.0||448.3|
|Percent change from same month previous year||+ 0.9%||- 2.8%|
|Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation Employees (thousands)||464.3||488.2|
|Percent change from same month previous year||+ 1.6%||+ 5.1%|
|Other Transportation Modes Employees (thousands)||337.0||339.4|
|Percent change from same month previous year||+ 1.4%||+ 0.7%|
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 June 2013.