5-4 Employment in Transportation and Selected Transportation-Related Industriesa : 1990-2006

5-4 Employment in Transportation and Selected Transportation-Related Industriesa : 1990-2006

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  1990 2000 2005 2006
Total U.S. labor force (Nonfarm) 109,487 131,785 R133,703 136,174
Total transportation related labor forceb 12,086 R13,678 13,109 13,198
Transportation as a percent of U.S. total 11 10 10 10
For-hire transport & warehousing 3,476 4,410 R4,361 4,466
Air 529 614 501 487
Water 57 56 61 64
Railroad 272 232 228 225
Transit/ground passenger transportation 274 372 389 394
Pipeline 60 46 38 39
Trucking 1,122 1,406 R1,398 1,437
Support activities 364 537 R552 571
Scenic/sightseeing transportation 16 28 R29 27
Couriers/messengers 375 605 R571 585
Warehousing/storage 407 514 R595 636
Related services & construction 5,256 6,177 6,011 6,007
Automotive repair services/parking; automotive equipment rental/leasing; gasoline stations 1,800 2,125 R2,059 2,053
Highway, street, bridge construction 289 340 R351 349
Dealers or wholesalers of motor vehicles, parts, petroleum, supplies, equipment 1,993 R2,361 2,396 2,392
Travel arrangement/reservation services 250 299 224 227
Ambulatory health care services 99 173 R206 216
Postal service 825 880 774 770
Transportation-related manufacturingc 2,681 2,446 R2,135 2,127
Governmentb 673 646 602 599

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: R = revised.

Source: Various sources as cited in USDOT, RITA, BTS, National Transportation Statistics, table 3-19b, available at http://www.bts.gov as of September 2007.