5-7 Employment in Transportation-Related Industries

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Category 2001 2011
For-hire transportation and warehousing 4,372 4,302
Air 615 457
Rail 227 228
Water 54 61
Truck 1,387 1,301
Transit and ground passenger 375 440
Pipeline 45 43
Scenic and sightseeing 29 28
Support activities 539 562
Couriers and messengers 587 529
Warehousing and storage 514 653
Transportation-related manufacturinga 2,321 1,685
Other transportation-related industries 5,295 4,795
Postal service 873 631
Government employmentb 890 892
Total transportation-related labor force 13,752 12,305
U.S. labor force 131,919 131,497

aIncludes transportation equipment; petroleum products; tires; rubber; plastics; search, detection, navigation, guidance, aeronautical, and nautical systems; and instrument manufacturing. bFiscal year data for federal, state, and local personnel.

Notes: Annual averages based on NAICS data. Details may not add to totals due to rounding.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 3-23, available at www.bts.gov as of October 2013.