For-hire carriers added 7,300 payroll jobs in May, up from an upwardly revised 2,700-job increase in April.
Sacramento’s CBS affiliate ran a piece Thursday, May 17, casting light on a rising number of former white-collar employees turning to trucking for a job.
After shedding jobs in March for the first time since July, for-hire trucking companies added 1,800 payroll jobs in April.
After hiring about 20,000 new payroll employees in the past three months, trucking companies cut 1,900 jobs in March.
Payroll employment in trucking surged as trucking companies added 10,200 jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis.
Payroll employment in for-hire trucking is up by 51,500, or 4 percent, from January 2011.
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Compared with December 2010, trucking employment is up by 40,100 jobs.
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