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    74.080
    0.5%
  • OTLT.USA
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  • OTRI.USA
    20.490
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  • OTVI.USA
    15,507.170
    69.970
    0.5%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    3.300
    0.000
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  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
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  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
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  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
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    0.020
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  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.170
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  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
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  • WAIT.USA
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  • ITVI.USA
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    74.080
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  • OTLT.USA
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  • OTRI.USA
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  • OTVI.USA
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    69.970
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  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.330
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  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
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  • WAIT.USA
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Breaking: US truck transportation jobs up by 2,000 in July

The number of truck transportation jobs in the U.S. rose by 2,000 in July, according to the monthly employment report of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, released Friday morning, August 7.

Employment in the sector stood at 1,438,600 in July, up from 1,436,600, according to the report.

That number is down from 1,553,600 a year ago, for a net decline of 115,000 jobs.

Employment in the rail sector fell 3,200 jobs in the month to 141,500 jobs. A year ago, there were 175,200 railroad jobs.

In the warehousing and storage sector, employment declined by 5,700 jobs to 355,900 jobs. A year ago, it was 342,000 jobs, so there has been an overall gain in the past 12 months.

The national unemployment rate dropped to 10.2% from 11.1% as the country added had added 1.76 million jobs in June, above analyst forecasts. A poll of economists from MarketWatch predicted 1.68 million jobs.

We will be updating this information as it unfolds over the course of the day.

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John Kingston

John has an almost 40-year career covering commodities, most of the time at S&P Global Platts. He created the Dated Brent benchmark, now the world’s most important crude oil marker. He was Director of Oil, Director of News, the editor in chief of Platts Oilgram News and the “talking head” for Platts on numerous media outlets, including CNBC, Fox Business and Canada’s BNN. He covered metals before joining Platts and then spent a year running Platts’ metals business as well. He was awarded the International Association of Energy Economics Award for Excellence in Written Journalism in 2015. In 2010, he won two Corporate Achievement Awards from McGraw-Hill, an extremely rare accomplishment, one for steering coverage of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster and the other for the launch of a public affairs television show, Platts Energy Week.

One Comment

  1. As long as they can not hire people who have Stay at home mom/dad on their work history because it’s not considered verifiable employment or unemployment they are keeping hundreds if not more people from becoming a driver.

    It is time that we recognize that Stay at home parents do have a job and it should be recognized as such for work history. There are about 2 million SAHM/D in the US. Some who may want to get back into the work force.

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