4-4 Employment in Transportation and Selected Transportation-Related Industries: 1990, 2000, 2009 and 2010

4-4 Employment in Transportation and Selected Transportation-Related Industries: 1990, 2000, 2009 and 2010

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  1990 2000 2009 2010
Total U.S. labor force (Nonfarm) 109,487 131,785 130,807 129,818
Total transportation related labor forceb 12,316 13,907 12,224 U
Transportation as a percent of U.S. total 11.2 10.6 9.3 U
For-hire transport & warehousing 3,476 4,410 4,236 4,184
Air 529 614 463 464
Water 57 56 63 63
Railroad 272 232 218 215
Transit/ground passenger transportation 274 372 422 432
Pipeline 60 46 43 42
Trucking 1,122 1,406 1,268 1,244
Support activities 364 537 549 540
Scenic/sightseeing transportation 16 28 28 27
Couriers/messengers 375 605 546 527
Warehousing/storage 407 514 637 628
Related services & construction 5,256 6,177 5,426 5,333
Automotive repair services/parking; automotive equipment rental/leasing; gasoline stations 1,800 2,125 1,910 1,890
Highway, street, bridge construction 289 340 291 289
Dealers or wholesalers of motor vehicles, parts, petroleum, supplies, equipment 1,993 2,360 2,082 2,060
Travel arrangement/reservation services 250 299 194 187
Ambulatory health care services 99 173 246 251
Postal service 825 880 703 656
Transportation-related manufacturingc 2,683 2,447 1,668 1,643
Governmentb 903 873 893 U

aAnnual averages. Data are NAICS-based. See Glossary for definition.

bFiscal year data. Includes U.S. DOT and state and local personnel. State and local component of government employment includes highway, air, transit, and water modes.

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

Key: U = unavailable.

Notes: Data for 2009 are revised. Due to independent rounding, individual components may not add to total. U.S. Coast Guard employees are excluded from government for years 2003 and after. This table does not include in-house employment.

Sources: Total and transportation related labor force—Bureau of Labor Statistics, Government—U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Transportation as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 3-23, available at http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics/ as of October 2011.