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-02||Sep-02|
|Trucking and warehousing||1,829||1,812|
|Percent change from previous month||-0.22||-0.93|
|Percent change from previous month||0.69||-1.02|
|Percent change from previous month||-1.49||0.65|
|Percent change from previous month||-0.24||-0.48|
|Percent change from previous month||-0.44||0.88|
|Percent change from previous month||-1.04||0.00|
|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. Transportation services includes establishments furnishing services incidental to transportation, such as forwarding and packing services, and the arrangement of passenger and freight transportation.
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.