Monthly data, not seasonally adjusted
Employment in for-hire transportation industries is a signal of demand in the economy. In the May 2009 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 24 percent for air transportation.
|Truck Transportation Employees (thousands)||1,271.8||1,265.0|
|Percent change from same month previous year||-8.82||-0.53|
|Air Transportation Employees (thousands)||457.3||458.1|
|Percent change from same month previous year||-5.28||0.17|
|Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation Employees (thousands)||423.9||436.4|
|Percent change from same month previous year||-1.78||2.95|
|Other Transportation Modes Employees (thousands)||323.0||324.4|
|Percent change from same month previous year||-5.61||0.43|
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 October 2010.