Employment in Transportation-Related Industries: 2007, 2017

thousands
Category 2007 2017
For-hire transportation and warehousing
4,541
5,166
Air
487
493
Rail
234
215
Water
66
65
Truck
1,439
1,454
Transit and ground passenger
412
492
Pipeline
40
48
Scenic and sightseeing
29
36
Support activities
584
690
Couriers and messengers
581
682
Warehousing and storage
665
993
Transportation-related manufacturingᵃ
2,071
1,923
Other transportation-related industries
5,246
5,532
Postal service
769
615
Government employmentb
890
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Total transportation-related labor force
13,512
13,276
U.S. labor force
137,999
146,624

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 2018