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, and Water Transportation

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

Employment in For-Hire Transportation Industries (monthly data, seasonally adjusted): Transportation Services, Rail Transportation, and Pipeline

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)    Aug-01       Sep-01   
Trucking and warehousing 1,844 1,843
Percent change from previous month -1.02 -0.05
Air transportation 1,303 1,297
Percent change from previous month -0.08 -0.46
Public transit   486   491
Percent change from previous month  0.21  1.03
Transportation services   463   463
Percent change from previous month -0.64  0.00
Rail transportation   226   227
Percent change from previous month  0.00  0.44
Water transportation   199   201
Percent change from previous month -1.97  1.01
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/cpsatabs.htm.