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)||1,391.5||1,286.8|
|Percent change from same month previous year||-2.57||-7.52|
|Air Transportation Employees (thousands)||499.0||472.9|
|Percent change from same month previous year||2.38||-5.23|
|Ground Passenger Transportation Employees (thousands)||429.6||418.8|
|Percent change from same month previous year||3.12||-2.51|
|Other Transportation Modes Employees (thousands)||335.1||330.1|
|Percent change from same month previous year||0.72||-1.49|
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Employment Statistics, available at http://www.bls.gov/ as of February 2009.