Trucking gains 6,300 jobs after two months of decline

| August 02, 2013

july 13 employmentAfter May and June both produced net job losses in the for-hire trucking industry, 6,300 net payroll jobs were added in July, according to preliminary numbers reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Also, May’s 3,500-job reduction was downwardly revised to just 3,000 job cuts in the month.

Trucking employment now totals 1.3878 million payroll jobs — up 153,800 (12.5 percent) since March 2010’s bottom. It’s still, however, 65,600 (4.5 percent) lower than January 2007’s peak.

Total unemployment for the entire U.S. economy increased by 162,000 jobs. That number is weaker than economists had predicted and is the lowest month-over-month increase since March.

The unemployment rate, however, did drop to 7.4 percent — the lowest rate since Dec. 2008.

Trucking’s payroll employment numbers reflect the for-hire industry only, and do not include numbers of other trucking-related jobs, like driving for a private fleet. It also only reflects payroll jobs, not the actual number of jobs hired in the month.

  • No Reform

    They are hiring at JBS Carriers(750 trucks). They installed Cameras that watch the driver. I dont know who would want to drive for them.

  • martymarsh

    There has been cameras in trucks for a very long time, QUALCOMM and others. This is just one of those things to take the heat off of the fact and probably paid for by the government.

  • martymarsh

    So by your own admission in the last paragraph, this is basically BS? strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.