Table 19 Employment in For-Hire Transportation and Selected Transportation-Related Industriesa

Table 19 Employment in For-Hire Transportation and Selected Transportation-Related Industriesa

(Thousands)

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  1970 1980 1990 1995 2000
Total transportation and related industries employment R5,999 R8,535 10,133 10,527 U
For-hire transport sector          
Total 2,726 3,175 R3,715 4,083 U
Air 352 453 968 1,068 1,281
Local and inter-urban passenger transit 280 R266 338 420 477
Pipelineb 50 236 223 194 U
Railroad 634 532 279 238 236
Transportation services 115 198 336 401 471
Trucking and warehousing 1,083 1,280 1,395 1,587 1,856
Water 212 211 177 175 196
Equipment manufacturing total 1,949 1,995 2,073 R1,872 1,928
Other related industries          
Total 613 2,694 3,672 3,930 4,464
Automotive and home supply stores U 261 337 369 407
Automotive repair services and parking; gasoline service stations c613 1,132 1,561 1,669 1,901
Highway and street construction U U 239 228 280
Motor vehicles/parts/supplies, new/used car dealers, and other automotive retailers U 1,301 1,535 1,664 1,875
Government employmentd total 711 671 673 644 646

a Annual averages.

b Includes liquid and natural gas transmission pipelines.

c Includes gasoline service stations only.

d Data are for fiscal years and include permanent and temporary civilian and military personnel.

Key: R = revised; U = unavailable.

Source: Various sources, as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics 2001, available Spring 2002 at www.bts.gov, or email to answers@bts.gov.