Transportation employment remains steady in October

| November 8, 2013

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The transportation sector maintained 4,493,600 jobs in October, the same number that were available in September, according to statistics released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

In comparison, overall employment in the U.S. increased by 204,000 jobs in October while the unemployment rate increased to 7.3 percent.

The warehousing and storage sector of transportation experienced the highest number of gains, growing from 698,600 jobs in September to 700,200 jobs in October — an increase of 1,600 jobs.

Transit and ground passenger transportation, as well as the support activities sector, saw the highest number of losses, each losing 1,700 jobs. Transit and ground passenger dropped from 474,000 jobs in September to 472,300 jobs in October, while support activities fell from 591,400 in September to 589,700 in October.

See monthly changes in transportation jobs below:

Sector

September 2013 (number of jobs)

October 2013 (number of jobs)

Change (month over month)

Transportation and warehousing

4,493,600

4,493,600

  0

  Air transportation

444,600

444,800

+200

  Rail transportation

230,500

230,200

-300

  Water transportation

62,400

62,500

+100

  Truck transportation

1,384,500

1,384,900

+400

  Transit and ground

  passenger transportation

474,000

472,300

-1,700

  Pipeline transportation

45,300

45,600

+300

  Scenic and sightseeing

  transportation

26,000

26,200

+200

  Support activities for

  transportation

591,400

589,700

-1,700

  Couriers and messengers

536,300

537,200

+900

  Warehousing and storage

698,600

700,200

+1,600

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

For more information about U.S. employment in October, view the full report here.

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