Table 2-5 Employment in Transportation-Related Occupations

Table 2-5
Employment in Transportation-Related Occupations

(Thousands of employees)

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  Canada Mexico United States
1990 1995 1996 1990 1995 1996 1990 1995 1996
Employed labor force, total 11,276 11,370 11,410 25,958 27,348 28,282 118,793 124,900 126,708
Workers in transportation occupations, total 418 430 429 N N N 3,980 4,258 4,406
Transportation occupations (percent of total national labor force) 3.7 3.8 3.8 N N N 3.4 3.4 3.5
Road motor vehicle operators, total 351 368 374 N N N 3,560 3,850 3,978
Supervisors 7 8 7 N N N 76 87 85
Truck drivers 234 224 237 N N N 2,627 2,860 3,019
Drivers-sales workers N N N N N N 201 158 156
Bus drivers 57 66 61 N N N 443 526 512
Taxi cab drivers and chauffeurs 18 17 16 350 395 414 208 211 203
Other 35 53 53 N N N 5 8 4
Rail transportation, total 24 23 18 N N N 118 104 116
Supervisors 6 2 2 N N N N N N
Conductors and yardmasters 7 8 7 N N N 36 33 45
Locomotive operations 6 8 6 N N N 46 51 49
Operating support 4 4 2 N N N 28 17 15
Other C C C N N N 8 3 7
Water transportation, total 17 14 12 N N N 52 66 70
Deck officers, captains and mates 6 4 5 N N N 26 33 32
Deck crew 3 4 3 N N N 18 26 25
Engineering officers 4 2 C N N N 2 3 8
Bridge, lock and lighthouse N N N N N N 6 4 5
Other 3 4 2 N N N N N N
Air transportation, total 21 20 20 N N N 250 238 241
Airplane pilots and navigators 10 11 10 N N N 114 114 114
Operating support 8 7 6 N N N 136 124 127
Air traffic controllers N N N N N N 36 30 32
Service and flight attendants N N N N N N 100 94 95
Other 3 3 3 N N N N N N
Other transport operating 5 4 4 N N N N N N

KEY: C = Data are confidential. N = Data are nonexistent. NA = Not applicable.

NOTE: Canadian and U.S. employment data are based on annual averages and represent the number of employees.

SOURCES

Canada

Statistics Canada. Historical Labor Force Statistics, Catalogue No. 71-201-XPB. (Ottawa, Ont.: various years).

Statistics Canada. Special tabulations. (Ottawa, Ont.: 1998).

Mexico

Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática. Dirección General de Contabilidad Nacional, Estudios Socioeconómicos y Precios. Sistema de Cuentas Nacionales de México, 1988-1996. (Mexico City, D.F.: 1997).

United States

Employed labor force: U.S. Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Household Data Annual Averages. Web site: www.stats.bls.gov

Transportation occupations: U.S. Department of Transportation. Bureau of Transportation Statistics, based on data from the U.S. Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employment and Earnings and BLS underlying statistical details. (Washington, DC: various years).