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)||1,376.7||1,405.2|
|Percent change from same month previous year||+ 3.7%||+ 2.1%|
|Air Transportation Employees (thousands)||451.2||446.3|
|Percent change from same month previous year||- 1.2%||- 1.1%|
|Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation Employees (thousands)||474.9||493.7|
|Percent change from same month previous year||+ 3.9%||+ 4.0%|
|Other Transportation Modes Employees (thousands)||336.5||338.2|
|Percent change from same month previous year||+ 0.9%||+ 0.5%|
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 December 2013.