Employment in Transportation-Related Industries: 2006, 2016

thousands
Category 2006 2016
For-hire transportation and warehousing
4,470
4,989
Air
487
459
Rail
227
215
Water
63
66
Truck
1,436
1,454
Transit and ground passenger
399
478
Pipeline
39
49
Scenic and sightseeing
28
35
Support activities
571
660
Couriers and messengers
582
642
Warehousing and storage
638
915
Transportation-related manufacturingᵃ
2,128
1,914
Other transportation-related industries
5,239
5,454
Postal service
770
609
Government employmentb
885
U
Total transportation-related labor force
13,491
13,004
U.S. labor force
136,453
144,306

Notes:

aIncludes transportation equipment; petroleum products; tires; rubber; plastics; search, detection, navigation, guidance, aeronautical, and nautical systems; and instrument manufacturing. bFiscal year data for federal, state, and local personnel.

U=data are unavailable.

Annual averages based on NAICS data. Details may not add to totals due to rounding.

Sources:

As cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 3-23, available at https://www.bts.gov/.

Last Updated: October 2017