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News Alert: 12,700 More Truck Transportation Jobs In November

News Alert: 12,700 More Truck Transportation Jobs In November

Truck transportation jobs rose to 1,474,400 in November, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, an increase of 12,700 jobs from the prior month.

Jobs in the sector in October were revised downward slightly to 1,461,700, a decline of 2,000.

But with the September number no longer preliminary and final at 1,454,300 jobs, the math shows that the number of truck transportation jobs has risen by 20,100 in two months and is up 24,900 jobs since August.

Even with the recent increase, trucking jobs are still below where they stood in November of last year. The November figure is 55,400  jobs less than November 2019.

The number of warehouse jobs in the U.S. continued to rise at a hefty pace. The BLS reported total jobs were up 36,800 jobs to 1,304,900 jobs. Since September, the number of warehouse jobs has risen 64,500 jobs. 

Rail jobs continued their steady decline. They stood at 144,800 jobs, a decline of 2,000 jobs from the prior month. The rail sector is down 21,000 jobs since November of last year. 

Although the number of people flying has slowly climbed, the number of air transportation jobs rose only 2,800, to 388,800 jobs. 

FreightWaves will continue to report on this story over the course of the day.

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