TABLE M-7 Employment in For-Hire Transportation and Selected Transporation-Related Industries: 1995-2005

TABLE M-7 Employment in For-Hire Transportation and Selected Transporation-Related Industries: 1995-2005

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  1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
TOTAL U.S. labor force 117,298 119,708 122,776 125,930 128,993 131,785 131,826 130,341 129,999 131,435 133,463
Transportation related labor force 12,448 12,191 12,997 13,267 13,545 13,678 13,514 13,192 12,933 12,972 12,328
Transportation and warehousing (48-49) 3,838 3,935 4,027 4,168 4,300 4,410 4,372 4,224 4,185 4,249 4,347
Air transportation (481) 511 526 542 563 586 614 615 564 528 515 501
Rail transportation (482) 233 225 221 225 229 232 227 218 218 226 228
Water transportation (483) 51 51 51 51 52 56 54 53 55 56 61
Truck transportation (484) 1,249 1,282 1,308 1,354 1,392 1,406 1,387 1,339 1,326 1,352 1,393
Transit and ground passenger transportation (485) 328 339 350 363 371 372 375 381 382 385 389
Pipeline transportation (486) 54 51 50 48 47 46 45 42 40 38 38
Scenic and sightseeing transportation (487) 22 23 25 25 26 28 29 26 27 27 30
Support activities for transportation (488) 430 446 473 497 518 537 539 525 520 535 551
Postal service (491) 850 867 866 881 890 880 873 842 809 784 U
Couriers and messengers (492) 517 540 546 568 586 605 587 561 562 557 572
Warehousing and storage (493) 444 452 462 474 494 514 514 517 528 558 585
Transportation related manufacturing                      
Petroleum and coal products manufacturing (324) 140 137 136 135 128 123 121 118 114 112 113
Tire manufacturing (32621) 87 86 84 87 87 87 82 76 72 70 68
Rubber and plastic hoses and belting manufacturing (32622) 27 27 28 29 30 30 29 28 28 28 29
Search, detection, navigation, guidance, aeronautical, and nautical system and instrument manufacturing (334511) 158 158 159 163 161 149 150 148 145 151 157
Transportation equipment manufacturing (336) 1,977 1,974 2,026 2,077 2,087 2,056 1,938 1,829 1,774 1,766 1,772
Other transportation related industries                      
Highway, street, and bridge construction (2373) 278 288 294 308 336 340 346 346 340 347 352
Motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and supplies merchant wholesalers (4231) 335 343 350 354 360 356 347 346 342 341 344
Transportation equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers (42386) 32 33 35 37 40 39 36 34 32 32 32
Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers (4247) 126 124 123 122 123 119 114 111 106 101 101
Motor vehicle parts dealers (441) 1,627 1,686 1,723 1,741 1,797 1,847 1,855 1,879 1,883 1,902 1,919
Gasoline stations (447) 922 946 956 961 944 936 925 896 882 876 871
Automotive equipment rental and leasing (5321) 171 180 184 189 199 208 208 195 193 197 199
Travel arrangement and reservation services (5615) 281 294 302 304 297 299 285 252 235 226 224
Other ambulatory health care services (6219) 143 154 164 171 173 173 180 187 195 200 207
Automotive repair and maintenance (8111) 738 781 811 828 864 888 904 900 894 891 888
Parking lots and garages (81293) 75 78 82 85 89 93 96 96 100 102 104
Government employment, total 644 99 647 629 642 646 654 686 605 600 602
U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) 101 99 98 99 100 100 102 141 59 57 56
State and Local Highway 543 N 548 530 543 546 552 545 546 543 546

KEY: U= data are unavailable.

NOTES: Total U.S. labor force excludes farm empolyment. Transportation and warehousing total does not include postal service. Tire manufacturing includes tire retreading. Transportation equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers does not include motor vehicle wholesalers. Government employment does not include all government agencies (e.g., the National Transportation Safety Board). The U.S. Department of Transportation was created in 1966. Data are for fiscal year and include permanent civilians as well as temporary employees and military. The United States Coast Guard (USCG) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) were transferred to the Department of Homeland Security in 2003. State and Local Highway is full-time equivalent employment. Due to a change in the reference period, from October to March, the October 1996 Annual Survey of Government Employment and Payroll was not conducted.

SOURCES: 1995-2003: Various sources, as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics 2006, table 3-19b, available at http://www.bts.gov/, as of June 2006. 2004-2005: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Employment Statistics, available at http://www.bls.gov , as of June 2006. U.S. DOT Employment: U.S. DOT, Office of the Secretary of Transportation, DOT Workforce Demographics, Demographics by Year, available at: http://dothr.ost.dot.gov/ as of June 2006. State and Local Highway Employment: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, "Federal, State, and Local Governments Public Employment and Payroll Data." Available at http://www.census.gov, as of June 2006.