Industry Snapshot | Transportation and warehousing, 2015-2019 | August 2021
The transportation and warehousing sector includes industries that provide transportation of passengers and cargo, warehousing and storage for goods, sightseeing transportation, and support activities related to modes of transportation.
As of 2019, there was an average of 5,491,748 people employed in the private sector of this industry in 262,049 establishments.
Nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses
In the private transportation and warehousing industry during 2019, there were 227,900 total recordable cases (TRC) of nonfatal injuries and illnesses. Of those, 103,600 had days away from work (DAFW), 62,600 had days of job transfer or restriction (DJTR), and 61,700 had other recordable cases (ORC). The total recordable case incidence rate per 100 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers was 4.4.
Fatal occupational injuries
Fatal work injuries totaled 948 for the transportation and warehousing industry during 2019, compared to 909 during 2018.
Employment data come from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program. Injury and illness information come from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) and Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI). For more information on SOII program concepts, see the definitions page and the SOII Handbook of Methods. For more information on CFOI program concepts, see the definitions page and the CFOI Handbook of Methods.
Last Modified Date: August 11, 2021