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)||1,398.0||1,279.3|
|Percent change from same month previous year||-3.94||-8.49|
|Air Transportation Employees (thousands)||485.9||465.1|
|Percent change from same month previous year||-2.13||-4.28|
|Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation Employees (thousands)||423.3||411.0|
|Percent change from same month previous year||-1.83||-2.91|
|Other Transportation Modes Employees (thousands)||337.1||313.4|
|Percent change from same month previous year||-1.55||-7.03|
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 October 2009.