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)||Jul-01||Aug-01|
|Trucking and warehousing||1,864||1,856|
|Percent change from previous month||-0.16||-0.43|
|Percent change from previous month||-0.38||-0.23|
|Percent change from previous month||0.00||-0.21|
|Percent change from previous month||-0.43||-0.43|
|Percent change from previous month||0.44||-0.44|
|Percent change from previous month||1.00||-0.99|
|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.