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)||1,287.2||1,203.3|
|Percent change from same month previous year||-7.50||-6.52|
|Air Transportation Employees (thousands)||467.3||452.2|
|Percent change from same month previous year||-6.35||-3.23|
|Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation Employees (thousands)||432.2||426.8|
|Percent change from same month previous year||0.61||-1.25|
|Other Transportation Modes Employees (thousands)||335.1||314.3|
|Percent change from same month previous year||0.00||-6.21|
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 February 2010.