Transportation sector adds 5,700 jobs in August


The transportation sector employment numbers were up from 4,301,000 in August of 2011.

The sector with the highest number of gains in transportation, according to the BLS, was transit and ground passenger transportation, which had 438,300 jobs in August, compared to 433,300 jobs in July.

The largest number of jobs gains in transportation was in trucking, where 1.351 million people were working, compared to 1.350 million in July.

The bureau found employed in the aviation industry ticked down slightly, going from 458,600 in July to 457,000. Rail companies employed 230,700 people in August, compared to 233,000 in July.

The full BLS report can be read here.