Employment in Transportation-Related Industries

thousands
Category 2010 2020
For-hire transportation and warehousing
4,179
5,556
Air
458
430
Rail
183
149
Water
62
61
Truck
1,251
1,466
Transit and ground passenger
436
375
Pipeline
42
51
Scenic and sightseeing
27
23
Support activities
553
700
Couriers and messengers
528
957
Warehousing and storage
638
1,344
Transportation-related manufacturinga
1,645
1,881
Other transportation-related industries
4,694
5,326
Postal service
659
602
Government employmentb
876
U
Total transportation-related labor force
12,054
13,420
U.S. labor force
130,345
142,193

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 not available.

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/nts.

Last Updated: March 2021