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Monthly data, not seasonally adjusted
Employment in for-hire transportation industries is a signal of demand in the economy. In the May 2011 edition of Occupational Employment Statistics, 68 percent of employees in for-hire transportation industries are in transportation and material moving positions (Standard Occupational Classification 53). That share is 76 percent for truck transportation, but only 45 percent for air transportation.
|Truck Transportation Employees (thousands)||1,324.0||1,368.7|
|Percent change from same month previous year||3.1||3.4|
|Air Transportation Employees (thousands)||454.7||447.4|
|Percent change from same month previous year||0.4||-1.6|
|Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation Employees (thousands)||449.0||463.1|
|Percent change from same month previous year||-1.8||3.1|
|Other Transportation Modes Employees (thousands)||337.5||344.3|
|Percent change from same month previous year||3.0||2.0|
NOTES: Other Transportation Modes includes rail, water, and pipeline transportation. Data do not include the sightseeing, support activity, courier, or warehousing industries.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Employment Statistics, available at http://www.bls.gov/ as of December 2012.