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)||1,255.5||1,257.1|
|Percent change from same month previous year||-7.97||0.13|
|Air Transportation Employees (thousands)||452.5||452.5|
|Percent change from same month previous year||-4.82||0.00|
|Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation Employees (thousands)||432.4||453.5|
|Percent change from same month previous year||-1.21||4.88|
|Other Transportation Modes Employees (thousands)||318.3||325.6|
|Percent change from same month previous year||-6.38||2.29|
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 December 2010.