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/Warehousing, Air transportation, Public transit, 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, 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)    Jul-01       Aug-01   
Trucking and warehousing 1,864 1,856
Percent change from previous month -0.16 -0.43
Air transportation 1,305 1,302
Percent change from previous month -0.38 -0.23
Public transit   483   482
Percent change from previous month  0.00 -0.21
Transportation services   467   465
Percent change from previous month -0.43 -0.43
Rail transportation   228   227
Percent change from previous month  0.44 -0.44
Water transportation   203   201
Percent change from previous month  1.00 -0.99
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.