Transportation Employment Statistics

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What is it? 
The transportation employment statistics are monthly employment data based on surveys conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) that provides employment levels in the various transportation segments. They are divided into the following segments:

TTEN/S - Trucking transportation employment (not seasonally adjusted - N, seasonally adjusted - S)

RTEN/S - Rail transportation employment (not seasonally adjusted - N, seasonally adjusted - S)

ATEN/S - Air transportation employment (not seasonally adjusted - N, seasonally adjusted - S)

WTEN/S - Water transportation employment (not seasonally adjusted - N, seasonally adjusted - S)

PTEN/S - Pipeline transportation employment (not seasonally adjusted - N, seasonally adjusted - S)

CMEN/S - Courier and Messenger employment (not seasonally adjusted - N, seasonally adjusted - S)

WHEN/S - Warhouse employment (not seasonally adjusted - N, seasonally adjusted - S)

The numbers represent an estimation of actual employed individuals in the sector in thousands. The 4th letter of the ticker indicates whether the number is not seasonally adjusted (N) or seasonally adjusted (S). i.e. WHEN = not seasonally adjusted, WHES = seasonally adjusted.

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.