Table 17 Employment in For-Hire Transportation and Selected Transportation-Related Industriesa

Table 17 Employment in For-Hire Transportation and Selected Transportation-Related Industriesa

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  1970 1980 1990 1995 1999
Total transportation and related industries employment 6,000 8,536 10,133 10,527 10,843
For-hire transport sector total R2,726 3,175 R3,716 R4,083 4,425
Air 352 453 968 1,068 1,237
Local and inter-urban passenger transit R280 265 338 R420 481
Pipeline b50 236 223 194 U
Railroad 634 532 279 238 230
Transportation services 115 198 336 401 469
Trucking and warehousing 1,083 1,280 1,395 1,587 1,813
Water 212 211 177 175 181
Equipment manufacturing total 1,949 R1,995 2,073 1,870 1,932
Other related industries total 613 2,694 R3,672 3,930 4,386
Automotive and home supply stores U 261 337 369 405
Automotive repair services and parking; gasoline service stations c613 1,132 1,561 1,669 1,887
Highway and street construction U U 239 228 264
Motor vehicles/parts wholesalers/retailers and other automotive retailers U 1,301 R1,535 1,664 1,831
Government employmentd total 711 671 673 644 U

a Annual averages.
b Includes liquid and natural gas transmission pipelines.
c Includes only gasoline service stations.
d Data are for fiscal years and include permanent and temporary civilian and military personnel.

Key: R = revised; U = unavailable.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics 2000 (Washington, DC: In press), table 3-19.