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Trucking adds 2,000 jobs in June

| July 09, 2012

For-hire carriers added 2,000 payroll jobs in June, but that was coupled with a 2,600-job downward revision in initial May figures, according to the latest estimates released Friday, July 6, by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Payroll employment in trucking was up 0.15 percent over May and 3.1 percent over June 2011. Employment is up by 108,500 jobs, or 8.8 percent, from the bottom in March 2010, but it remains 110,700 jobs, or 7.6 percent, below the peak in January 2007.

Preliminary BLS figures show that the entire U.S. economy added 80,000 net civilian nonfarm jobs, which is slightly higher than the additions in April and May but well below the growth earlier this year. The unemployment rate held steady at 8.2 percent.

The BLS numbers for trucking reflect all payroll employment in for-hire trucking, but they don’t include trucking-related jobs in other industries, such as a truck driver for a private fleet. Nor do the numbers reflect the total amount of hiring since they only reflect the number of employees paid during a specified payroll period during the month. Due to high turnover rates, the BLS estimates may overstate the number of job positions due to the methodology used in the agency’s Current Employment Survey.

  • marty marsh

    I’m confused,can you imagine?
    If there is a driver shortage how would you know if 2000 more jobs where created if you can’t fill the empty seats that you have already?
    Or is this just more propaganda?
    Wow,they just can’t push them thru CR England fast enough.

  • Marty Marsh

    When you can’t fill all of the empty seats nation wide,how can you tell if 1 job was created.Smoke and mirrors. strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.