Table 27 Employment in For-Hire Transportation and Selected Transportation-Related Industriesa

Table 27 Employment in For-Hire Transportation and Selected Transportation-Related Industriesa

(Thousands)

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  1970 1980 1990 2000 2002
Governmentb 711 671 673 646 U
For-hire transport sector total R2,855 R3,128 R3,675 R4,645 4,438
Air 352 453 968 1,280 1,161
Local and inter-urban passenger transit R281 R265 338 R476 472
Pipelinec R179 R189 R184 R142 136
Railroad 634 532 279 237 229
Transportation services 115 198 336 470 423
Trucking and warehousing 1,083 1,280 1,395 1,847 1,826
Water 212 211 177 194 190
Equipment manufacturing 1,949 1,995 2,073 1,931 1,739
Other related industries total 613 2,694 3,672 4,442 4,479
Automotive and home supply stores U 261 337 408 406
Automotive repair services and parking; gasoline service stations d613 1,132 1,561 1,886 1,904
Highway and street construction U U 239 281 286
Motor vehicles/parts/supplies, new/used car dealers, and other automotive retailers U 1,301 1,535 1,868 1,884
Total, all transportation employment R6,128 R8,488 R10,093 R11,664 U

a Annual averages.

b Data are for fiscal years and include permanent and temporary civilian and military transportation-related personnel.

c Includes liquid and natural gas transmission pipelines.

d Includes gasoline service stations only.

Key: R = revised; U = unavailable.

Source: Various sources, as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics (NTS) 2002,table 3-19, available at http://www.bts.gov; and NTS 2003, forthcoming.