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)||1,271.4||1,258.4|
|Percent change from same month previous year||-9.44||-1.02|
|Air Transportation Employees (thousands)||460.3||455.1|
|Percent change from same month previous year||-6.77||-1.13|
|Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation Employees (thousands)||359.2||371.7|
|Percent change from same month previous year||-2.02||3.48|
|Other Transportation Modes Employees (thousands)||323.2||325.5|
|Percent change from same month previous year||-6.75||0.71|
NOTES: Other Transportation 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 2010.