Trucking companies added 2,600 new employees on a seasonally adjusted basis in December on top of an upward revision in the November estimate.
Trucking jobs in November also grew on a year-over-over basis for the second month in row.
Year over year, payroll employment was down 0.6 percent in September from September 2009.
With strong gains in April and May, the trucking industry virtually has erased previous job losses for the year.
Payroll employment for the industry was 3,200 lower than what the government reported last month for March.
The for-hire trucking industry lost 4,300 jobs in February, and the industry lost jobs in January rather than gained them, according to revised seasonally adjusted figures from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor ...
Freight stabilization is a reflection of the recession coming to an end, analysts said.
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