Table 5-4 Employment in Transportation and Selected Transportation-Related Industriesa

Table 5-4 Employment in Transportation and Selected Transportation-Related Industriesa

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  1990 1995 2000 2005
Total U.S. labor force (nonfarm) 109,487 117,298 131,785 133,463
Total transportation related labor forceb 12,084 12,450 13,679 U
Transportation as a percent of U.S. total 11 11 10 U
For-hire transport & warehousing 3,476 3,838 4,410 4,347
Air 529 511 614 501
Water 57 51 56 61
Railroad 272 233 232 228
Transit/ground passenger transportation 274 328 372 389
Pipeline 60 54 46 38
Trucking 1,122 1,249 1,406 1,393
Support activities 364 430 537 551
Scenic/sightseeing transportation 16 22 28 30
Couriers/messengers 375 517 605 572
Warehousing/storage 407 444 514 585
Related services & construction 5,256 5,577 6,177 U
Automotive repair services/parking; automotive equipment rental/leasing; gasoline stations 1,800 1,906 2,125 2,062
Highway, street, bridge construction 289 278 340 352
Dealers or wholesalers of motor vehicles, parts, petroleum, supplies, equipment 1,993 2,119 2,360 2,396
Travel arrangement/reservation services 250 281 299 224
Ambulatory health care services 99 143 173 207
Postal service 825 850 880 U
Transportation-related manufacturingc 2,681 2,390 2,446 2,139
Governmentb 673 644 646 602

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.

Key: U=Unavailable

Source: Various sources as cited in USDOT, RITA, BTS, National Transportation Statistics, table 3-19b, available at http://www.bts.gov, as of October 2006.