Hiring at transit and passenger operations, which has been slow over the past year, led the transport sector with 3,200 job additions from June to July. The trucking industry adding 2,800 jobs from June to July, courier companies gained 2,600 jobs and warehouse operators expanded by 2,400 jobs—all behind employment gains reported the month before and behind the average monthly job growth over the past 12 months.
The logistics operators make up the largest share of the 145,200 jobs added in the transport sector since July 2014. According to the BLS seasonally-adjusted data, trucking companies have added 50,100 jobs in the last 12 months while courier and messenger hiring has expanded by 30,200 jobs and warehouse and storage business hiring has grown by 29,400.
July’s 0.9% increase in seasonally-adjusted average weekly wages, to $886.92, followed a 0.8% decline in June. Wages in the transport and warehouse sector have grown 0.7% in the last 12 months, adding $6.42 a week.