Employment in transportation supporting industries accounts for over half of total transportation-related industry employment. Automotive dealers and service stations employ the most people among transportation supporting industries. Employment of automotive dealers and service stations decreased 0.04 percent in October 2002. At the same time, employment of motor vehicle and equipment manufacturing decreased 0.44 percent.
|Employment in Transportation Supporting Industries (thousands)||Sep-02||Oct-02|
|Auto dealers and service stations||2,439||2,438|
|Auto dealers and service stations percent change from previous month||-0.16||-0.04|
|Auto repair and parking||1,265||1,261|
|Auto repair and parking percent change from previous month||-0.08||-0.32|
|Motor vehicle and equipment manufacturing||914||910|
|Motor vehicle and equipment manufacturing percent change from previous month||-0.44||-0.44|
|Aircraft and parts manufacturing||401||396|
|Aircraft and parts manufacturing percent change from previous month||-1.47||-1.25|
|Other transportation equipment manufacturing||347||352|
|Other transportation equipment manufacturing percent change from previous month||-0.86||1.44|
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/cps/home.htm.