Monthly data, not seasonally adjusted
Employment in for-hire transportation industries is a signal of demand in the economy. In the May 2008 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 25 percent for air transportation.
|Truck Transportation Employees (thousands)||1,261.3||1,225.2|
|Percent change from same month previous year||-10.21||-2.86|
|Air Transportation Employees (thousands)||460.5||456.3|
|Percent change from same month previous year||-7.60||-0.91|
|Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation Employees (thousands)||441.3||439.0|
|Percent change from same month previous year||-0.14||-0.52|
|Other Transportation Modes Employees (thousands)||324.1||319.8|
|Percent change from same month previous year||-5.01||-1.33|
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 June 2010.