(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
Air Transportation
BLDG
Building Materials, Garden Equipment, and Supply
CCAS
Clothing and Clothing Accessory Stores
COUR
Courier and Messenger Transportation
ELEC
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Components
FBEV
Food and Beverage
GASS
Gas Stations
HPCS
Health and Personal Care Stores
MOTR
Motor Vehicle and Parts
MRCH
General Merchandise
NSTR
Non-store Retailers
PLIN
Pipeline Transportation
RAIL
Rail Transportation
RETL
Retail Trade
SGHS
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores
SOFA
Furniture and Related Product
TPWH
Transportation and Warehousing
TRUK
Truck Transportation
WATR
Water Transportation
WHSG
Warehouse and Storage
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