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)||1,375.3||1,407.2|
|Percent change from same month previous year||+ 4.0%||+ 2.3%|
|Air Transportation Employees (thousands)||464.4||448.5|
|Percent change from same month previous year||+ 0.3%||- 3.4%|
|Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation Employees (thousands)||381.8||394.8|
|Percent change from same month previous year||+ 0.4%||+ 3.4%|
|Other Transportation Modes Employees (thousands)||339.8||342.0|
|Percent change from same month previous year||+ 1.5%||+ 0.6%|
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 August 2013.