Table 6-2: Transportation and Warehousing Establishments and Employment in the United States: 1999

Table 6-2: Transportation and Warehousing Establishments and Employment in the United States: 1999

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Business type Establishments1 (number) Number of employees Annual payroll ($ thousands)
Total transportation and warehousing 187,339 3,627,057 116,682,214
Air transportation 5,285 582,838 24,414,357
Water transportation 1,950 71,844 3,039,510
Truck transportation 108,749 1,384,178 43,626,168
Transit and ground passenger transportation 16,254 370,022 6,729,332
Pipeline transportation 2,550 48,149 3,032,689
Scenic and sightseeing transportation 2,267 22,877 540,702
Support activities for transportation 31,392 440,175 14,915,625
Couriers and messengers 11,938 578,368 16,725,960
Warehousing and storage 6,954 128,606 3,657,871

1 The transportation and warehousing sector (North American Industrial Classification System [NAICS] 48 and 49) includes industries providing transportation of passengers and cargo, warehousing and storage for goods, scenic and sightseeing transportation, and support activities related to modes of transportation. Establishments in these industries use transportation equipment or transportation related facilities as a productive asset. The type of equipment depends on the mode of transportation. The modes of transportation comprise air, rail, water, road, and pipeline.

SOURCE FOR DATA ON THIS PAGE: U.S. Census Bureau, 1999 County Business Patterns, Washington, DC: May 2001, available at http://www.census.gov/epcd/cbp/view/cbpview.html as of Oct. 25, 2001.