Monthly data, not seasonally adjusted
Employment in for-hire transportation industries is a signal of demand in the economy. In the May 2007 edition of Occupational Employment Statistics, 64 percent of employees in for-hire transportation industries are in transportation and material moving positions (Standard Occupational Classification Group 53). That share is 77 percent for truck transportation, but only 25 percent for air transportation.
|Truck Transportation Employees (thousands)||1,406.1||1,284.8|
|Percent change from same month previous year||-3.15||-8.63|
|Air Transportation Employees (thousands)||495.8||472.4|
|Percent change from same month previous year||0.14||-4.72|
|Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation Employees (thousands)||361.2||350.9|
|Percent change from same month previous year||2.76||-2.85|
|Other Transportation Modes Employees (thousands)||343.3||313.0|
|Percent change from same month previous year||-0.09||-8.83|
NOTES: Other Modes includes rail, water, and pipeline transportation. Data do not include sightseeing, support activities, couriers, or warehousing.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Employment Statistics, available at http://www.bls.gov/ as of August 2009.