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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)||1,343.7||1,358.7|
|Percent change from same month previous year||+ 3.4%||+ 1.1%|
|Air Transportation Employees (thousands)||446.0||451.7|
|Percent change from same month previous year||- 2.6%||+ 1.3%|
|Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation Employees (thousands)||460.0||464.3|
|Percent change from same month previous year||+ 0.5%||+ 0.9%|
|Other Transportation Modes Employees (thousands)||336.1||341.6|
|Percent change from same month previous year||+ 0.8%||+ 1.6%|
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 February 2014.