Table 5-4 Employment in For-Hire Transportation Establishments Primarily Serving Freight: 2000, 2010, and 2012-2014(1)
|Total U.S. labor force2 (R)||132,019||130,275||134,104||136,393||139,042|
|Transportation and warehousing||4,410||4,191||4,416||4,498||4,640|
|Air Transportation3 (R)||614||458||459||444||442|
|Support activities for transportation4||537||543||580||598||625|
|Couriers and messengers||605||528||534||544||574|
|Warehousing and storage||514||633||687||711||738|
KEY: R = revised.
2Excludes farm employment.
3Data for air transportation includes passenger and freight transportation employment.
4Industries in the support activities for transportation subsector provide services to transportation carrier establishments or to the general public. This subsector includes a wide array of establishments, including air traffic control services, marine cargo handling, and motor vehicle towing.
NOTES: These data include workers employed in transportation industries but not necessarily in a transportation occupation, such as a lawyer working for a trucking company. Moreover, these data exclude workers in transportation occupations employed by non-transportation industries, such as a truck driver employed by a retail company.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Employment Statistics survey, available at www.bls.gov/ces as of July 2015.