FOR-HIRE TRANSPORTATION EMPLOYMENT

FOR-HIRE TRANSPORTATION EMPLOYMENT

Employment in For-Hire Transportation Industries (monthly data, seasonally adjusted)

Employment in For-Hire Transportation Industries (monthly data, seasonally adjusted) - Trucking and Warehousing, Air Transportation, Public Transit, Water Transportation. If you are a user with a disability and cannot view this image, please call 800-853-1351 or email answers@bts.gov for further assistance.

Employment in For-Hire Transportation Industries (monthly data, seasonally adjusted)

Employment in For-Hire Transportation Industries (monthly data, seasonally adjusted) - Transportation Services, Rail Transportation, Pipeline. If you are a user with a disability and cannot view this image, please call 800-853-1351 or email answers@bts.gov for further assistance.

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)    Sep-01       Oct-01   
Trucking and warehousing 1,836 1,834
Percent change from previous month -0.43 -0.11
Air transportation 1,295 1,253
Percent change from previous month -0.61 -3.24
Public transit   486   484
Percent change from previous month  0.00 -0.41
Transportation services   462   451
Percent change from previous month -0.22 -2.38
Rail transportation   226   224
Percent change from previous month  0.00 -0.88
Water transportation   205   208
Percent change from previous month  0.99  1.46
Pipeline    14    14
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/cps/home.htm.