(Type "employ" in the search box for a list of available sectors)
Type: Number (000s)
Qualifiers it works with: See list at the bottom of the page.
What is it?
The employment levels are monthly employment data based on surveys conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) that provides employment levels in the various economic sectors. The numbers represent an estimation of actual employed individuals in the sector in thousands. They are divided into seasonally (EMPS) and non-seasonally (EMPN) adjusted figures.
Who is interested?
Transportation industry analysts, economists, transportation company executives, human resources departments
What does it tell me?
The employment numbers will tell you the general health and direction of the sector's economic well being. Increasing employment numbers indicate an expanding need for workers, which means the sector has the funds available to increase employment levels. Comparing them against each other provides a deeper understanding of the economic direction of the country.
Example: A user wants to see non-seasonally adjusted truck transportation employment levels. The user would type EMPN.TRUK
A list of available sectors:
Air Transportation - AIR Building Materials, Garden Equipment, and Supply - BLDG Clothing and Clothing Accessory Stores - CCAS Courier and Messenger Transportation - COUR Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Components - ELEC Food and Beverage - FBEV Gas Stations - GASS Health and Personal Care Stores - HPCS Motor Vehicle and Parts - MOTR General Merchandise - MRCH Non-store Retailers - NSTR Pipeline Transportation - PLIN Rail Transportation - RAIL Retail Trade - RETL Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores - SGHS Furniture and Related Product - SOFA Transportation and Warehousing - TPWH Truck Transportation - TRUK Water Transportation - WATR Warehouse and Storage - WHSG