TABLE 4-23 - Employment in For-Hire Transportation and Selected Transporation-Related Industries: 1995-2007

TABLE 4-23 - Employment in For-Hire Transportation and Selected Transporation-Related Industries: 1995-2007

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  1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
U.S. labor force, total 117,298 119,708 122,776 125,930 128,993 131,785 131,826 130,341 129,999 131,435 133,703 136,086 137,623
Transportation-related labor force, total 12,450 12,192 12,998 13,268 13,546 13,638 13,473 13,117 12,934 12,971 13,109 13,205 13,212
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 4,361 4,470 4,536
Air transportation (481) 511 526 542 563 586 614 615 564 528 515 501 487 493
Rail transportation (482) 233 225 221 225 229 232 227 218 218 226 228 228 234
Water transportation (483) 51 51 51 51 52 56 54 53 55 56 61 63 64
Truck transportation (484) 1,249 1,282 1,308 1,354 1,392 1,406 1,387 1,339 1,326 1,352 1,398 1,436 1,441
Transit and ground passenger transportation (485) 328 339 350 363 371 372 375 381 382 385 389 399 410
Pipeline transportation (486) 54 51 50 48 47 46 45 42 40 38 38 39 40
Scenic and sightseeing transportation (487) 22 23 25 25 26 28 29 26 27 27 29 28 29
Support activities for transportation (488) 430 446 473 497 518 537 539 525 520 535 552 571 583
Postal service (491) 850 867 866 881 890 880 873 842 809 782 774 770 762
Couriers and messengers (492) 517 540 546 568 586 605 587 561 562 557 571 582 583
Warehousing and storage (493) 444 452 462 474 494 514 514 517 528 558 595 638 659
Transportation-related manufacturing                          
Petroleum and coal products manufacturing (324) 140 137 136 135 128 123 121 118 114 112 112 113 113
Tire manufacturing (32621) 87 86 84 87 87 87 82 76 72 70 67 60 59
Rubber and plastic hoses and belting manufacturing (32622) 27 27 28 29 30 30 29 28 28 28 29 28 27
Search, detection, navigation, guidance, aeronautical, and nautical system and instrument manufacturing (334511) 158 158 159 163 161 149 150 148 145 151 157 158 159
Transportation equipment manufacturing (336) 1,979 1,975 2,028 2,078 2,089 2,057 1,939 1,830 1,775 1,767 1,772 1,769 1,711
Other transportation-related industries                          
Highway, street, and bridge construction (2373) 278 288 294 308 336 340 346 346 340 347 351 348 345
Motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and supplies merchant wholesalers (4231) 335 343 350 354 360 356 347 346 342 341 344 348 350
Transportation equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers (42386) 32 33 35 37 40 39 36 34 32 32 33 33 34
Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers (4247) 126 124 123 122 123 119 114 111 106 101 100 100 100
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 1,910 1,913
Gasoline stations (447) 922 946 956 961 944 936 925 896 882 876 871 864 861
Automotive equipment rental and leasing (5321) 171 180 184 189 199 208 208 195 193 197 199 199 195
Travel arrangement and reservation services (5615) 281 294 302 304 297 299 285 252 235 226 224 226 227
Other ambulatory health care services (6219) 143 154 164 171 173 173 180 187 195 200 206 217 229
Automotive repair and maintenance (8111) 738 781 811 828 864 888 904 900 894 891 886 887 888
Parking lots and garages (81293) 75 78 82 85 89 93 96 96 100 102 103 108 110
Government employment, total 644 99 647 629 642 604 611 610 605 600 602 599 592
U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) 101 99 98 99 100 58 60 65 59 57 56 54 54
State and Local Highway 543 N 548 530 543 546 552 545 546 543 546 545 538

NOTES: Total U.S. labor force excludes farm employment. Transportation and warehousing total does not include postal service. Tire manufacturing includes tire retreading. Transportation equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers do 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: All Data Except Government: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. DOT: Office of the Secretary of Transportation, State and Local: U.S. Census Bureau, as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 3-19b, available at http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics/ as of January 2009.