Executive Briefings

Hiring in Logistics, Transportation Rebounds in July from June Slump

United States transportation and logistics companies added 11,700 jobs for the month in July 2016, according to the latest preliminary data from the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Hiring in Logistics, Transportation Rebounds in July from June Slump

The increase in U.S. transportation sector hiring follows a revised decrease of 6,700 jobs in June, which was preceded by four consecutive monthly increases. Revised BLS data indicates the industry added 4,500 positions in May, 10,100 in April, 5,700 in March and 400 in February.

Job gains in the sector during July were widespread, led by the ground passenger transportation segment, which grew employment by 4,400 positions. The warehousing, courier and messenger, and trucking industries also showed growth, up 2,600, 1,800, and 1,700 jobs, respectively, from the previous month.

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The increase in U.S. transportation sector hiring follows a revised decrease of 6,700 jobs in June, which was preceded by four consecutive monthly increases. Revised BLS data indicates the industry added 4,500 positions in May, 10,100 in April, 5,700 in March and 400 in February.

Job gains in the sector during July were widespread, led by the ground passenger transportation segment, which grew employment by 4,400 positions. The warehousing, courier and messenger, and trucking industries also showed growth, up 2,600, 1,800, and 1,700 jobs, respectively, from the previous month.

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Hiring in Logistics, Transportation Rebounds in July from June Slump