One broad measure of transportation employment is employment in transportation-related industries, including for-hire transportation (railroad, trucking, air, water, pipeline, transit, and transportation services) and industries that support transportation directly (e.g., motor vehicle and equipment manufacturing, aircraft manufacturing, auto dealers and service stations, and auto repair and parking services).
Transportation-related industry employment does not include transportation occupations in non-transportation industries, such as truck drivers working for wholesale and retail stores. When employment in transportation occupations in non-transportation industries is included, total transportation-related employment would account for about 12 percent of U.S. civilian jobs.
|Total civilian employment||135,181||134,562|
|Total civilian employment percent change from previous month||0.59||-0.46|
|Employment in private industries||111,179||110,740|
|Employment in private industries percent change from previous month||-0.19||-0.39|
|Employment in transport and related industries||10,008||9,910|
|Employment in transport and related industries percent change from previous month||-0.29||-0.98|
|Share of Transportation and Related Industry Employment (percent)||Sep-01||Oct-01|
|As share of private industry employment||9.00||8.95|
|As share of private industry employment change from previous month||-0.10||-0.59|
|As share of total civilian employment||7.40||7.36|
|As share of total civilian employment change from previous month||-0.87||-0.52|
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.