Employment report: For-hire trucking gains 3,200 jobs in January

| February 07, 2014

jan 14 jobsThe trucking industry added 3,200 jobs in January, according to preliminary numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, following up a month of low job growth in December, when the for-hire industry added just 100 jobs. 

The U.S. economy as a whole added 113,000 non-farm jobs and the nation’s unemployment rate hit a five-year low of 6.6 percent. 

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The overall number of jobs added, though, was once again below what economists had expected out out of employment in January. 

The for-hire trucking industry’s total employment jumped to 1.3911 million in the month. That number is up 19,900 (1.5 percent) from the same month last year and up 157,100 jobs (12.7 percent) from March 2010′s bottom. However, it’s still 4.3 percent — 62,300 jobs — from January 2007′s peak. 

The Department of Labor’s figures do not include trucking-related jobs in other industries, like truck driver for a private fleet, nor do they show the amount of hiring in the month, as they only reflect the number of employees on payroll during the month.

  • guest

    Mostly illegal aliens drive truck today….nobody is interested in a crappy job like trucking has become….the industry was Hoping to USE Obama’s 11 Million “guest workers” who are Living In The Shadows to fill the trucks nationwide BUT the legislation for immigration reform is basically dead. Now what?? Lots of empty trucks soon??? The job is rediculous today unless you are an Obediant Roboton YesBoy……what a sickening joke. Who wants to answer to Cops all day?? Monitored all the time…like having an Ankle Shackle on because you are an At Risk Criminal??? Who the hell wants to live like that?? Most Americans are not interested into the Modern “Prisoner” concept designed for the trucking industry…..it is basically Hilarious when you think about it…On the Horizon(next week)…Speed Limiters, Electro Logs, A Driver Facing Camera?? Who needs it?? Pay is CRAP for all the time spent…..pathetic is what “trucking” is today.

  • Juan

    Your an idiot! you cant be an illegal alien and drive a truck! it is to regulated to allow that. If anything they have to have a 10 year permanent resident card which means they are legal! What a douche-bag!

  • guest

    Here is a Prime example of a rude mexican…lol

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