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:
Building Materials, Garden Equipment, and Supply
Clothing and Clothing Accessory Stores
Courier and Messenger Transportation
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Components
Food and Beverage
Health and Personal Care Stores
Motor Vehicle and Parts
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Book, and Music Stores
Furniture and Related Product
Transportation and Warehousing
Warehouse and Storage