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)||1,405.8||1,269.9|
|Percent change from same month previous year||-2.76||-9.67|
|Air Transportation Employees (thousands)||499.4||470.5|
|Percent change from same month previous year||3.08||-5.79|
|Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation Employees (thousands)||439.2||426.3|
|Percent change from same month previous year||2.45||-2.94|
|Other Transportation Modes Employees (thousands)||339.5||316.2|
|Percent change from same month previous year||-0.12||-6.86|
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Employment Statistics, available at http://www.bls.gov/ as of June 2009.