Transportation Economic Trends

Employment in Transportation:

Monthly Employment in the Transportation and Warehousing Sector by Race and Hispanic or Latino Ethnicity, Household Data

Employment in transportation and related industries and employment in transportation occupations are two ways to measure the Nation’s transportation workforce. This page focuses on monthly employment in the transportation and warehousing sector and breaks it down by race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. See our pages on monthly unemployment in transportation and employment in transportation by mode and sex

Data presented on this page are from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) Current Population Survey (CPS). The CPS is a monthly household level survey conducted by the Census Bureau for BLS. It provides data on the labor force, employment, unemployment, persons not in the labor force, hours of work, earnings, and other demographic and labor force characteristics. See data sources on transportation employment and workforce characteristics for more information about the survey and a comparison to other sources.

Data reported on this page are not seasonally adjusted. Seasonally adjusted data are not available and hence, data on this page reflect regular seasonal variation in employment.

Race and Hispanic or Latino Ethnicity of Employees in the Transportation and Warehousing Sector by Month (not seasonally adjusted)

Workers that identify as Black or African American and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity are becoming a larger share of the transportation and warehousing workforce. Workers who identify as Asian make up the smallest share of the transportation and warehousing workforce.

Employment in Transportation and Warehousing Sector by Age

For more information about Transportation and Warehousing demographics, see annual employment by age which shows the number of workers approaching retirement by transportation mode.


Recommended citation
U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transportation Economic Trends, available at

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics, part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, is the preeminent source of statistics on commercial aviation, multimodal freight activity, and transportation economics, and provides context to decision makers and the public for understanding statistics on transportation.
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