Table 23 Employment in Transportation and Selected Transportation-Related Industriesa

Table 23 Employment in Transportation and Selected Transportation-Related Industriesa

(Thousands)

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  1990 1995 2000 2004
For-hire transport & warehousing 3,476 3,839 4,410 4,250
Air 529 511 614 515
Water 57 51 56 57
Railroad 272 233 232 224
Transit/ground passenger transportation 274 328 372 386
Pipeline 60 54 46 39
Trucking 1,122 1,249 1,406 1,351
Support activities 364 430 537 536
Scenic/sightseeing transportation 16 22 28 27
Couriers/messengers 375 517 605 561
Warehousing/storage 407 444 514 556
Governmentb 671 644 646 600
Related services & construction 5,256 5,577 6,177 5,999
Automotive repair services/parking; automotive equipment rental/leasing; gasoline stations 1,800 1,906 2,125 2,067
Highway, street, bridge construction 289 278 340 348
Dealers or wholesalers of motor vehicles, parts, petroleum, supplies, equipment 1,993 2,119 2,360 2,374
Travel arrangement/reservation services 250 281 299 226
Ambulatory health care services 99 143 173 201
Postal service 825 850 880 784
Transportation-related manufacturingc 2,681 2,390 2,446 2,123
Total 12,084 12,450 13,679 12,972

a Annual averages. Data are NAICS-based. (See Glossary for definition.)

b Fiscal year data. Includes U.S. DOT and state and local highway personnel.

c Includes transportation equipment; petroleum products; tires; rubber; plastics; search, detection, navigation, guidance, aeronautical, and nautical systems; and instrument manufacturing.

Sources: Various sources, as cited in USDOT, RITA, BTS, National Transportation Statistics, table 3-19b, available at www.bts.gov, as of October 2005.