Monthly data, not seasonally adjusted
Employment in for-hire transportation industries is a signal of demand in the economy. In the May 2007 edition of Occupational Employment Statistics, 64 percent of employees in for-hire transportation industries are in transportation and material moving positions (Standard Occupational Classification Group 53). That share is 77 percent for truck transportation, but only 25 percent for air transportation.
|Truck Transportation Employees (thousands)||1,368.7||1,263.3|
|Percent change from same month previous year||-4.55||-7.70|
|Air Transportation Employees (thousands)||479.5||458.1|
|Percent change from same month previous year||-3.64||-4.46|
|Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation Employees (thousands)||426.7||416.4|
|Percent change from same month previous year||-1.43||-2.41|
|Other Transportation Modes Employees (thousands)||333.4||310.2|
|Percent change from same month previous year||-1.74||-6.96|
NOTES: Other Modes includes rail, water, and pipeline transportation. Data do not include sightseeing, support activities, couriers, or warehousing.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Employment Statistics, available at http://www.bls.gov/ as of December 2009.