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Industries at a Glance: Transportation and Warehousing: NAICS 48-49



About the Transportation and Warehousing sector

The transportation and warehousing sector is part of the trade, transportation, and utilities supersector.

The Transportation and Warehousing sector includes industries providing transportation of passengers and cargo, warehousing and storage for goods, scenic and sightseeing transportation, and support activities related to modes of transportation. Establishments in these industries use transportation equipment or transportation related facilities as a productive asset. The type of equipment depends on the mode of transportation. The modes of transportation are air, rail, water, road, and pipeline.

North American Industry Classification System

The transportation and warehousing sector consists of these subsectors:

Workforce Statistics


This section provides information relating to employment and unemployment in transportation and warehousing.
While most data are obtained from employer or establishment surveys, information on industry unemployment comes from a national survey of households.
The following tables present an overview of the industry including
the number of jobs,
the unemployment rate of those previously employed in the industry,
union membership and representation,
gross job gains and losses,
data for occupations common to the industry,
and projections of occupational employment change.

Employment and Unemployment









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Nov.
2019
Dec.
2019
Jan.
2020
Feb.
2020

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

5,658.0 5,655.9 5,685.7 5,681.7

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees (seasonally adjusted)

4,948.0 4,957.1 4,970.0 4,966.6

Unemployment

Unemployment rate

3.3% 2.8% 3.3% 3.8%

(Source: Current Employment Statistics, Current Population Survey

Union Membership and Representation







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2016 2017 2018 2019

Union membership and representation

Members of unions (percent of wage and salary workers)

18.4% 17.3% 16.7% 16.1%

Represented by unions (percent of wage and salary workers)

20.0% 18.8% 17.9% 17.6%

(Source: Current Population Survey)

Dynamic Changes in Employment







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3rd quarter
2018
4th quarter
2018
1st quarter
2019
2nd quarter
2019

Dynamic changes in employment (in thousands)

Gross job gains

313 421 281 308

Gross job losses

256 239 346 267

(Source: Business Employment Dynamics)

Employment by Occupation









Data series Employment,
2019

Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers

79,740

Bus drivers, school

 

Railroad conductors and yardmasters

41,550

Sailors and marine oilers

22,490

Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer

1,076,950

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Projections

For projected (future) employment estimates, see the National Employment Matrix, which includes employment estimates by industry and