Monthly data, not seasonally adjusted
Employment in for-hire transportation industries is a signal of demand in the economy. In the May 2009 edition of Occupational Employment Statistics, 63 percent of employees in for-hire transportation industries are in transportation and material moving positions (Standard Occupational Classification 53). That share is 76 percent for truck transportation, but only 24 percent for air transportation.
|Truck Transportation Employees (thousands)||1,207.9||1,240.1|
|Percent change from same month previous year||-4.8||2.7|
|Air Transportation Employees (thousands)||461.7||471.2|
|Percent change from same month previous year||-1.0||2.1|
|Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation Employees (thousands)||436.5||455.0|
|Percent change from same month previous year||0.1||4.2|
|Other Transportation Modes Employees (thousands)||313.5||325.0|
|Percent change from same month previous year||-4.7||3.7|
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 April 2011.