5-4Employment in Transportation and Selected Transportation-Related Industriesa : 1990-2007

5-4Employment in Transportation and Selected Transportation-Related Industriesa : 1990-2007

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  1990 R2000 R2006 2007
Total U.S. labor force (Nonfarm) 109,487 131,785 136,086 137,623
Total transportation related labor forceb 12,086 13,638 13,205 13,213
Transportation as a percent of U.S. total 11 10 10 10
For-hire transport & warehousing 3,476 4,410 4,470 4,536
Air 529 614 487 493
Water 57 56 63 64
Railroad 272 232 228 234
Transit/ground passenger transportation 274 372 399 410
Pipeline 60 46 39 40
Trucking 1,122 1,406 1,436 1,441
Support activities 364 537 571 583
Scenic/sightseeing transportation 16 28 28 29
Couriers/messengers 375 605 582 583
Warehousing/storage 407 514 638 659
Related services & construction 5,256 6,177 6,009 6,015
Automotive repair services/parking; automotive equipment rental/leasing; gasoline stations 1,800 2,125 2,057 2,054
Highway, street, bridge construction 289 340 348 345
Dealers or wholesalers of motor vehicles, parts, petroleum, supplies, equipment 1,993 2,360 2,392 2,398
Travel arrangement/reservation services 250 299 226 227
Ambulatory health care services 99 173 217 229
Postal service 825 880 770 762
Transportation-related manufacturingc 2,681 2,447 2,128 2,069
Governmentb 673 604 599 592

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.Notes: In 2000, the data on dealers or wholesalers of motor vehicles have been revised. USCG employees are excluded from government for years 2000 and after.

Sources: Total and transportation related labor force-Bureau of Labor Statistics, Government-Bureau of the Census as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 3-19b, available at http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics/ as of January 2009.