Figure 3. Transportation Employment by Mode (thousands), January 1990 - July 2010

Figure 3. Transportation Employment by Mode (thousands), January 1990 - July 2010

000's of Employees

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  Truck Air Transit Other Rail Water Pipeline
January-90 1,104.5 503.2 288.0 385.8 273.7 53.6 58.5
February-90 1,107.9 505.8 288.3 382.4 270.0 53.9 58.5
March-90 1,114.9 511.5 284.5 385.1 272.0 54.5 58.6
April-90 1,115.4 518.3 277.4 387.0 273.8 54.4 58.8
May-90 1,123.3 526.3 286.4 392.4 276.6 56.6 59.2
June-90 1,132.2 534.9 266.1 396.9 277.1 59.1 60.7
July-90 1,126.4 539.2 215.1 396.7 275.1 60.4 61.2
August-90 1,124.1 544.8 214.6 394.4 272.8 60.3 61.3
September-90 1,124.3 544.8 286.6 391.1 271.8 59.2 60.1
October-90 1,125.6 542.7 295.0 387.6 270.3 57.4 59.9
November-90 1,125.2 540.2 294.9 382.5 266.4 56.1 60.0
December-90 1,144.9 539.1 293.9 377.5 261.5 55.8 60.2
January-91 1,102.4 527.5 291.3 374.0 259.0 55.2 59.8
February-91 1,089.9 525.0 290.5 369.7 254.9 55.1 59.7
March-91 1,086.7 522.6 294.6 370.9 255.5 55.6 59.8
April-91 1,089.7 523.3 294.5 372.8 256.3 56.7 59.8
May-91 1,094.4 526.0 299.2 377.1 259.3 57.6 60.2
June-91 1,106.9 528.9 279.7 378.8 257.8 59.3 61.7
July-91 1,109.4 532.8 227.7 380.2 258.5 59.6 62.1
August-91 1,113.7 532.8 227.5 379.3 257.7 59.8 61.8
September-91 1,112.8 529.1 296.7 373.8 254.2 58.6 61.0
October-91 1,114.9 523.8 303.6 372.5 254.1 57.6 60.8
November-91 1,114.2 520.7 301.5 369.4 252.0 56.6 60.8
December-91 1,120.7 512.2 299.5 365.3 247.9 56.9 60.5
January-92 1,080.6 513.4 295.3 359.9 243.4 56.1 60.4
February-92 1,079.3 513.3 294.5 357.6 241.7 55.8 60.1
March-92 1,081.5 515.6 297.0 362.8 246.1 56.9 59.8
April-92 1,086.8 518.2 294.6 368.3 251.0 57.4 59.9
May-92 1,098.5 520.2 299.3 368.4 251.0 57.5 59.9
June-92 1,114.9 524.3 283.1 369.3 249.8 58.8 60.7
July-92 1,117.2 528.3 232.9 369.9 250.3 58.6 61.0
August-92 1,115.6 529.5 229.9 370.1 250.8 58.7 60.6
September-92 1,123.8 522.5 302.1 367.4 251.0 56.6 59.8
October-92 1,123.0 519.9 310.3 365.6 250.3 55.7 59.6
November-92 1,126.1 516.4 308.6 360.0 246.5 54.0 59.5
December-92 1,141.9 513.9 307.3 358.4 245.1 53.9 59.4
January-93 1,119.9 513.7 304.5 353.3 242.5 51.9 58.9
February-93 1,117.1 513.4 306.4 353.4 242.9 51.6 58.9
March-93 1,121.3 512.5 308.0 351.4 240.9 51.8 58.7
April-93 1,126.5 513.3 305.9 354.4 243.7 52.3 58.4
May-93 1,140.4 517.5 313.0 356.7 245.4 52.8 58.5
June-93 1,155.9 520.7 299.7 358.8 245.4 54.0 59.4
July-93 1,168.4 523.0 248.1 360.9 247.2 54.2 59.5
August-93 1,173.7 522.6 243.7 354.6 241.0 54.3 59.3
September-93 1,178.8 520.2 310.2 355.4 243.0 53.6 58.8
October-93 1,183.3 514.7 319.9 350.5 239.4 52.8 58.3
November-93 1,186.3 512.8 319.6 348.1 238.0 52.1 58.0
December-93 1,185.7 514.9 320.3 347.2 237.0 52.5 57.7
January-94 1,161.9 512.2 317.1 341.4 232.1 51.8 57.5
February-94 1,166.9 510.9 321.3 340.2 231.6 51.2 57.4
March-94 1,177.6 511.0 325.6 341.8 232.9 51.7 57.2
April-94 1,131.8 512.7 327.1 343.3 234.2 52.1 57.0
May-94 1,204.6 512.8 329.2 344.6 234.5 53.0 57.1
June-94 1,221.0 515.0 317.0 349.0 237.3 53.8 57.9
July-94 1,224.5 516.2 261.2 348.6 237.1 53.9 57.6
August-94 1,231.8 516.2 262.8 343.9 232.4 53.9 57.6
September-94 1,233.9 511.4 331.0 346.2 236.8 52.9 56.5
October-94 1,234.4 504.7 336.4 344.4 236.0 52.1 56.3
November-94 1,239.2 504.4 335.2 343.4 236.6 50.6 56.2
December-94 1,246.3 506.4 335.6 339.9 233.4 50.6 55.9
January-95 1,216.6 505.2 332.9 335.1 230.5 49.7 54.9
February-95 1,219.6 506.4 335.1 335.1 231.4 49.6 54.1
March-95 1,227.8 508.8 337.4 336.5 232.5 50.1 53.9
April-95 1,236.7 509.0 337.0 340.3 235.3 51.1 53.9
May-95 1,241.2 508.7 340.3 340.5 235.2 51.5 53.8
June-95 1,256.0 512.7 323.8 340.7 234.9 51.6 54.2
July-95 1,248.6 513.6 271.9 339.5 233.4 52.2 53.9
August-95 1,263.8 514.6 269.2 339.0 233.1 52.2 53.7
September-95 1,251.6 513.1 343.6 336.7 232.5 51.4 52.8
October-95 1,283.1 511.7 348.9 334.6 231.2 50.6 52.8
November-95 1,275.3 512.2 347.6 332.9 230.6 49.7 52.6
December-95 1,268.5 514.3 347.3 331.6 229.6 49.6 52.4
January-96 1,242.8 516.4 341.0 325.4 224.4 49.0 52.0
February-96 1,244.0 518.2 344.8 325.2 224.7 48.8 51.7
March-96 1,249.8 521.0 346.9 325.7 224.9 49.4 51.4
April-96 1,259.8 521.4 345.7 327.7 226.4 50.0 51.3
May-96 1,279.7 523.2 354.0 330.3 227.4 51.5 51.4
June-96 1,304.3 527.3 339.6 330.1 225.5 52.5 52.1
July-96 1,311.0 529.9 284.1 330.8 225.6 53.2 52.0
August-96 1,314.5 530.5 282.2 331.0 226.2 53.0 51.8
September-96 1,304.7 528.4 354.0 328.5 225.7 51.9 50.9
October-96 1,300.9 527.9 359.2 328.2 226.0 51.4 50.8
November-96 1,292.2 529.6 358.5 325.5 224.1 50.7 50.7
December-96 1,284.6 534.3 358.7 322.5 221.6 50.2 50.7
January-97 1,256.9 532.7 355.1 318.0 218.2 49.4 50.4
February-97 1,261.9 533.7 355.9 317.1 217.4 49.4 50.3
March-97 1,268.6 536.6 358.5 317.6 217.7 49.6 50.3
April-97 1,277.7 538.0 361.9 319.2 218.8 50.4 50.0
May-97 1,299.7 538.0 365.3 323.1 221.6 51.5 50.0
June-97 1,319.4 543.4 348.3 326.3 223.4 52.5 50.4
July-97 1,327.3 544.0 289.7 327.0 224.0 52.6 50.4
August-97 1,341.7 546.4 291.8 323.0 220.7 52.4 49.9
September-97 1,343.2 545.6 362.8 322.3 221.9 51.5 48.9
October-97 1,340.1 548.3 368.7 322.1 222.5 51.0 48.6
November-97 1,332.8 547.3 367.5 320.9 222.7 49.8 48.4
December-97 1,328.9 550.5 369.9 319.6 222.6 48.8 48.2
January-98 1,300.8 548.7 366.2 317.9 221.4 48.1 48.4
February-98 1,307.4 550.5 370.0 316.8 220.7 48.0 48.1
March-98 1,312.1 551.3 373.9 317.9 221.3 48.5 48.1
April-98 1,329.8 557.3 368.1 320.9 224.0 49.0 47.9
May-98 1,349.2 560.6 377.9 323.4 225.7 49.7 48.0
June-98 1,372.7 564.2 358.8 325.5 226.1 50.8 48.6
July-98 1,378.7 568.5 302.7 328.1 227.1 52.0 49.0
August-98 1,389.2 570.3 304.6 328.3 227.0 52.7 48.6
September-98 1,385.0 569.6 377.2 328.8 228.6 52.5 47.7
October-98 1,383.9 570.2 384.4 327.9 228.2 52.2 47.5
November-98 1,372.9 569.3 384.2 324.1 225.0 51.3 47.8
December-98 1,370.8 572.4 384.7 323.2 224.7 50.8 47.7
January-99 1,342.8 571.0 378.0 322.1 224.6 50.2 47.3
February-99 1,343.9 571.7 381.8 319.8 223.4 49.2 47.2
March-99 1,349.6 573.0 385.3 322.8 226.2 49.5 47.1
April-99 1,364.1 576.5 385.7 326.0 229.1 50.0 46.9
May-99 1,380.9 580.3 388.7 327.8 229.8 51.2 46.8
June-99 1,406.0 586.4 370.5 331.4 231.6 52.6 47.2
July-99 1,417.2 590.8 308.3 330.8 230.5 53.1 47.2
August-99 1,423.2 593.9 308.5 328.0 227.7 53.5 46.8
September-99 1,423.1 594.8 383.6 329.8 230.3 53.0 46.5
October-99 1,423.3 595.9 388.3 329.7 230.5 52.8 46.4
November-99 1,415.7 598.0 387.0 329.0 230.6 51.9 46.5
December-99 1,407.8 603.3 386.6 331.3 231.6 52.8 46.9
January-00 1,379.1 600.9 381.1 327.2 229.1 51.6 46.5
February-00 1,374.5 604.4 382.1 329.2 230.8 52.0 46.4
March-00 1,382.7 605.7 383.2 329.4 229.7 53.9 45.8
April-00 1,391.0 603.4 386.3 332.3 231.4 55.2 45.7
May-00 1,402.1 610.9 387.0 334.1 231.1 57.5 45.5
June-00 1,418.8 615.1 371.4 336.3 231.4 59.0 45.9
July-00 1,420.4 616.3 318.1 338.5 232.8 59.6 46.1
August-00 1,432.4 619.8 319.5 339.6 233.2 60.3 46.1
September-00 1,424.5 620.4 381.0 337.6 233.3 58.6 45.7
October-00 1,421.0 622.8 383.6 335.3 233.1 56.3 45.9
November-00 1,414.9 625.6 384.1 333.6 234.0 53.6 46.0
December-00 1,408.6 627.0 388.1 331.2 230.7 54.3 46.2
January-01 1,378.1 626.6 381.6 325.4 226.8 52.5 46.1
February-01 1,375.1 627.4 382.5 325.3 227.2 52.1 46.0
March-01 1,382.4 627.8 388.3 325.3 227.6 52.2 45.5
April-01 1,383.9 626.0 388.2 326.7 228.9 52.8 45.0
May-01 1,392.4 628.2 401.3 328.9 229.8 54.1 45.0
June-01 1,406.0 628.1 376.9 329.2 227.8 56.3 45.1
July-01 1,405.0 630.5 333.6 328.2 225.9 56.9 45.4
August-01 1,400.9 629.5 337.4 330.3 226.9 57.5 45.9
September-01 1,395.0 624.6 369.6 327.0 225.6 56.1 45.3
October-01 1,386.9 604.1 376.6 324.4 224.9 54.0 45.5
November-01 1,374.9 571.8 378.3 321.1 224.1 51.2 45.8
December-01 1,360.5 558.6 383.4 321.0 225.2 52.0 43.8
January-02 1,321.0 551.7 381.6 317.8 223.1 51.3 43.4
February-02 1,315.4 551.6 383.9 316.5 222.4 51.4 42.7
March-02 1,318.5 552.8 390.5 314.4 220.2 51.8 42.4
April-02 1,329.3 554.2 392.3 313.2 218.4 52.6 42.2
May-02 1,341.2 560.2 398.3 313.8 218.7 53.5 41.6
June-02 1,354.9 570.3 385.4 309.5 214.0 53.7 41.8
July-02 1,350.0 574.0 339.9 311.5 216.1 53.9 41.5
August-02 1,353.5 574.6 340.1 312.7 216.9 54.4 41.4
September-02 1,350.0 571.9 383.4 309.1 214.8 53.4 40.9
October-02 1,354.8 568.3 389.4 307.9 214.7 52.2 41.0
November-02 1,345.8 568.2 391.1 309.8 217.7 51.3 40.8
December-02 1,336.8 564.7 393.2 309.5 216.8 51.5 41.2
January-03 1,298.0 556.9 386.4 306.0 213.8 51.1 41.1
February-03 1,293.5 550.6 391.0 305.3 213.3 51.5 40.5
March-03 1,303.5 545.2 390.9 306.0 213.2 52.0 40.8
April-03 1,302.8 533.0 398.6 309.4 215.9 52.7 40.8
May-03 1,317.5 528.4 399.7 313.4 217.4 55.3 40.7
June-03 1,338.0 524.7 380.3 315.5 218.4 56.4 40.7
July-03 1,335.7 517.9 319.5 317.0 219.1 57.3 40.6
August-03 1,349.6 519.7 315.4 315.9 217.8 58.3 39.8
September-03 1,343.5 518.5 394.4 315.1 219.7 56.0 39.4
October-03 1,344.4 513.3 405.0 315.5 220.5 55.8 39.2
November-03 1,341.9 514.8 402.4 314.4 221.5 53.7 39.2
December-03 1,338.7 517.1 403.3 314.9 222.0 53.6 39.3
January-04 1,309.1 508.7 394.8 312.8 220.1 54.0 38.7
February-04 1,305.7 509.9 395.5 310.9 220.5 52.0 38.4
March-04 1,312.7 513.2 400.0 313.7 221.8 53.7 38.2
April-04 1,328.6 515.1 391.5 318.8 224.2 56.3 38.3
May-04 1,341.4 516.9 405.4 321.0 224.6 57.9 38.5
June-04 1,369.9 518.9 379.9 325.7 227.0 60.0 38.7
July-04 1,373.9 519.2 321.9 328.3 228.2 60.9 39.2
August-04 1,380.4 517.7 321.3 324.3 227.1 58.6 38.6
September-04 1,382.6 514.9 396.8 324.4 228.9 57.2 38.3
October-04 1,377.4 514.3 402.9 323.2 228.8 56.3 38.1
November-04 1,369.3 513.0 402.4 321.2 228.7 54.6 37.9
December-04 1,369.7 511.8 406.3 321.2 228.3 55.4 37.5
January-05 1,348.1 505.2 400.7 319.5 225.9 55.5 38.1
February-05 1,348.8 503.4 400.5 319.1 226.3 55.1 37.7
March-05 1,359.6 504.2 402.1 321.2 226.9 56.7 37.6
April-05 1,377.0 507.3 406.5 325.7 228.5 59.4 37.8
May-05 1,391.3 507.8 408.1 327.9 229.3 61.1 37.5
June-05 1,418.6 508.3 376.6 329.7 229.3 62.6 37.8
July-05 1,418.3 506.2 328.2 330.1 229.4 62.8 37.9
August-05 1,423.0 504.8 320.9 329.8 227.7 63.8 38.3
September-05 1,423.7 495.4 398.0 329.2 228.4 62.6 38.2
October-05 1,426.6 493.1 404.7 328.1 227.8 62.5 37.8
November-05 1,422.1 487.5 413.1 327.0 227.4 62.0 37.6
December-05 1,414.4 486.0 411.2 326.6 226.4 62.6 37.6
January-06 1,391.9 483.6 407.7 323.0 223.6 61.2 38.2
February-06 1,387.4 482.0 411.2 321.1 223.5 59.6 38.0
March-06 1,397.5 483.3 411.4 322.1 223.7 60.1 38.3
April-06 1,415.8 485.3 411.3 326.4 226.0 62.1 38.3
May-06 1,426.7 486.2 420.4 328.9 227.5 62.8 38.6
June-06 1,451.9 487.5 397.8 330.8 228.2 63.8 38.8
July-06 1,458.6 488.9 338.2 332.9 229.0 64.6 39.3
August-06 1,464.0 491.2 331.6 332.5 227.9 65.2 39.4
September-06 1,464.5 490.8 410.3 332.2 228.9 64.7 38.6
October-06 1,462.9 490.2 414.6 331.9 229.3 63.4 39.2
November-06 1,455.7 484.6 419.4 331.2 230.2 62.0 39.0
December-06 1,452.7 490.1 417.9 334.4 232.1 63.3 39.0
January-07 1,428.2 487.4 416.6 332.7 231.3 61.6 39.8
February-07 1,417.2 480.1 421.8 334.6 233.3 61.4 39.9
March-07 1,425.8 483.7 420.4 335.7 234.7 61.1 39.9
April-07 1,430.3 490.6 421.3 336.5 234.8 62.3 39.4
May-07 1,445.7 484.5 428.7 339.9 235.5 64.6 39.8
June-07 1,462.0 494.3 403.1 341.4 233.8 67.7 39.9
July-07 1,451.8 495.1 351.5 343.6 234.6 68.9 40.1
August-07 1,454.5 497.1 348.7 345.9 235.6 70.2 40.1
September-07 1,455.3 496.5 431.2 342.4 234.2 68.6 39.6
October-07 1,446.0 495.3 436.0 339.9 232.6 67.3 40.0
November-07 1,433.9 497.6 432.9 339.3 233.1 66.0 40.2
December-07 1,419.8 498.8 433.0 337.7 230.8 66.4 40.5
January-08 1,391.5 499.0 429.6 335.1 229.7 65.1 40.3
February-08 1,376.8 501.8 432.5 333.4 229.8 63.2 40.4
March-08 1,389.4 502.5 433.6 333.4 230.1 62.8 40.5
April-08 1,394.0 499.7 441.1 337.5 231.6 65.5 40.4
May-08 1,404.7 498.4 441.9 341.2 232.5 67.2 41.5
June-08 1,410.0 497.2 424.8 342.6 230.3 69.9 42.4
July-08 1,403.9 493.7 366.6 346.6 232.3 71.4 42.9
August-08 1,409.4 489.0 363.8 345.6 232.2 71.1 42.3
September-08 1,394.8 482.8 431.6 342.2 229.9 69.8 42.5
October-08 1,386.4 476.9 438.4 344.1 232.6 69.2 42.3
November-08 1,364.2 475.4 437.7 340.0 231.6 65.9 42.5
December-08 1,342.9 471.9 437.6 335.8 229.4 63.7 42.7
January-09 1,287.2 467.3 432.2 335.1 229.8 63.1 42.2
February-09 1,274.4 466.2 434.9 331.8 226.6 63.2 42.0
March-09 1,268.4 466.2 435.9 328.8 224.1 63.0 41.7
April-09 1,256.4 459.3 433.2 328.4 223.1 63.4 41.9
May-09 1,261.3 460.5 441.3 324.1 219.1 63.5 41.5
June-09 1,274.8 460.0 428.3 322.0 216.4 64.2 41.4
July-09 1,271.4 460.3 359.2 323.2 217.5 64.5 41.2
August-09 1,272.7 460.7 351.2 323.7 217.0 65.2 41.5
September-09 1,271.8 457.3 423.9 323.0 216.1 64.8 42.1
October-09 1,261.9 454.8 430.6 322.1 215.5 64.5 42.1
November-09 1,255.5 452.5 432.4 318.3 214.2 62.3 41.8
December-09 1,234.5 451.6 429.0 317.4 213.7 62.9 40.8
January-10 1,201.6 451.3 424.8 315.1 212.8 61.4 40.9
February-10 1,193.2 452.4 422.9 312.7 213.1 58.9 40.7
March-10 1,200.6 451.8 429.2 315.3 214.7 61.2 39.4
April-10 1,211.9 452.9 431.2 317.1 215.9 61.7 39.5
May-10 1,228.0 453.5 434.0 318.9 216.2 63.9 38.8
June-10 1,248.1 455.8 419.4 324.3 218.7 66.4 39.2
July-10 1,258.4 455.1 371.7 325.5 219.7 66.1 39.7

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, http://www.bts.gov/publications/key_transportation_indicators/

Figure 3 shows the trends and seasonality in transportation employment by mode from January 1990 through July 2010. Both truck and transit employment appear to exhibit the greatest seasonal variation, as exemplified by the cyclical movement in these two series over time.