Employment report: Trucking adds 2,300 jobs

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The for-hire trucking industry in November added 2,300 jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Department of Labor’s monthly employment report, released Dec. 4. The DOL did downwardly revise the preliminary figures reported last month for October, noting now a 900-job loss in the trucking industry for the month rather than a 400-job gain.

The U.S. economy as a whole in November added 211,000 jobs, and the country’s unemployment rate held at 5 percent.

Total employment in the for-hire trucking industry in November was 1.4555 million. The broader transportation and warehousing industry added 6,400 jobs in the month. Its total employment was 4.7879 million.

The construction industry gained 46,000 jobs in the month, while manufacturing lost 1,000 jobs. The retail trade sector added 31,000 jobs.

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