Employment in for-hire transportation industries accounted for about 45 percent of total transportation-related industry employment in recent years. The trucking and warehousing industry and air transportation together accounted for about 70 percent of the employment in for-hire transportation in the last few years.
|Employment in For-Hire Transportation Industries (thousands)||Jun-01||Jul-01|
|Trucking and warehousing||1,865||1,865|
|Trucking and warehousing percent change from previous month||-0.11||0.00|
|Air transportation percent change from previous month||-0.38||-0.15|
|Public transit percent change from previous month||-0.21||-0.21|
|Transportation services percent change from previous month||-0.64||-0.43|
|Rail transportation percent change from previous month||-1.30||0.00|
|Water transportation percent change from previous month||-0.99||1.49|
|Pipeline percent change from previous month||0.00||0.00|
NOTE: For-hire transportation includes establishments providing passenger and freight transportation and related services on a fee basis to the general public or other business enterprises. For-hire does not include in-house transportation establishments within nontransportation enterprises, which provide transportation services for the enterprises own use.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Status of Civilian Population by sex and age ("A" Tables) and Employees on nonfarm payrolls by industry ("B" Tables), available at: http://www.bls.gov/cpsatabs.htm.