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4-4 Employment in Transportation and Selected Transportation- Related Industries(a): 1990, 2000, 2010, 2011 (thousands)
|Total U.S. labor force (Nonfarm)||109,487||131,785||129,874||131,359|
|Total transportation related labor forceb||12,316||13,907||12,086||U|
|Transportation as a percent of U.S. total||11.2||10.6||9.3||U|
|For-hire transport & warehousing||3,476||4,410||4,191||4,292|
|Transit/ground passenger transportation||274||372||430||436|
|Related services & construction||5,256||6,177||5,338||5,405|
|Automotive repair services/parking; automotive equipment rental/leasing; gasoline stations||1,800||2,125||1,892||1,921|
|Highway, street, bridge construction||289||340||287||282|
|Dealers or wholesalers of motor vehicles, parts, petroleum, supplies, equipment||1,993||2,360||2,064||2,125|
|Travel arrangement/reservation services||250||299||186||190|
|Ambulatory health care services||99||173||251||256|
aAnnual averages. Data are NAICS-based. See Glossary for definition.
bFiscal year data. Includes U.S. Department of Transportation and state and local personnel. State and local component of government employment includes highway, air, transit, and water modes.
cIncludes transportation equipment; petroleum products; tires; rubber; plastics; search, detection, navigation, guidance, aeronautical, and nautical systems; and instrument manufacturing.
Key: U = unavailable.
Notes: Data for 2010 are revised. Due to independent rounding, individual components may not add to total. U.S. Coast Guard employees are excluded from government for years 2003 and after. This table does not include in-house employment.
Sources: Total and transportation related labor force—Bureau of Labor Statistics, Government—U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Transportation as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 3-23, available at http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/publications/national_transportation_statistics/index.html accessed October 2012.