Employment in Transportation-Related Industries: 2008, 2018

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Category 2008 2018
For-hire transportation and warehousing
4,508
5,419
Air
492
501
Rail
231
214
Water
67
65
Truck
1,389
1,492
Transit and ground passenger
423
487
Pipeline
42
49
Scenic and sightseeing
28
34
Support activities
592
712
Couriers and messengers
573
725
Warehousing and storage
672
1,140
Transportation-related manufacturinga
1,938
2,001
Other transportation-related industries
5,097
5,614
Postal service
747
609
Government employmentb
895
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Total transportation-related labor force
13,213
13,697
U.S. labor force
137,242
149,074

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: March 2019