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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 2012 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 77 percent for truck transportation, but only 45 percent for air transportation.
|Truck Transportation Employees (thousands)||1,384.0||1,409.0|
|Percent change from same month previous year||+ 4.2%||+ 1.8%|
|Air Transportation Employees (thousands)||463.1||447.2|
|Percent change from same month previous year||+ 0.3%||- 3.4%|
|Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation Employees (thousands)||385.3||387.0|
|Percent change from same month previous year||+ 1.6%||+ 0.4%|
|Other Transportation Modes Employees (thousands)||341.1||341.2|
|Percent change from same month previous year||+ 1.5%||+ 0.0%|
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 September 2013.