Transportation gains 11.3k jobs in April

| May 5, 2014

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The transportation sector gained 11,300 jobs in April, bringing total transportation employment to 4,580,500 jobs, according to statistics released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Related: Transportation gains 7.9k jobs in March

In comparison, overall employment in the U.S. increased by 288,000 jobs in April while the unemployment rate fell by 0.4 percentage point to 6.3 percent.

Truck transportation experienced the highest number of gains, growing from 1,394,700 jobs in March to 1,401,500 jobs in April — an increase of 6,800 jobs.

Air transportation saw the highest number of losses, declining from 455,900 jobs in March to 452,700 in April — a decrease of 3,200 jobs.

See monthly changes in transportation jobs below:

Sector

March 2014 (number of jobs)

April 2014 (number of jobs)

Change (month over month)

Transportation and warehousing

4,569,200

4,580,500

+11,300

  Air transportation

455,900

452,700

-3,200

  Rail transportation

233,200

233,600

+400

  Water transportation

66,700

67,600

+900

  Truck transportation

1,394,700

1,401,500

+6,800

  Transit and ground

  passenger transportation

453,900

451,200

-2,700

  Pipeline transportation

45,300

45,600

+300

  Scenic and sightseeing

  transportation

29,100

29,200

+100

  Support activities for

  transportation

603,200

608,000

+4,800

  Couriers and messengers

554,400

555,700

+1,300

  Warehousing and storage

732,800

735,400

+2,600

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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