The U.S. Department of Labor’s June jobs report shows that the number of jobs in the for-hire trucking industry reached an all-time high in June.
The sector added 7,400 jobs, for a total of 1.4585 million. That’s 5,100 more jobs than the record for trucking set in January 2007.
That’s also the third monthly gain in a row after the surprise loss of 7,300 jobs in March, the biggest drop in two years, states a July 2 article in Fleet Owner magazine .
The for-hire trucking sector is showing promise in more ways as well.
The industry has recovered 225,300 jobs since the low point in the recession, March 2010. Compared to June last year, for-hire trucking has added 43,300 jobs, an increase of 3.1%.
The U.S. Department of Labor report shows that the transportation and warehousing sector added 17,000 jobs in June.
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