Speedy growth of air courier industry
May 09, 2000
The faster growth of cargo transportation, as opposed to passenger traffic, is reflected in the more rapid growth of employment in the air courier industry (which carries only letters, parcels and packages) and the nonscheduled transport industry (which is dominated by cargo) in 1988-98.
Air courier employment grew by 70 percent from 1988 to 1998, while employment in nonscheduled transport rose by 137 percent. Growth in air courier jobs accounted for 59 percent of the entire increase in jobs in transportation by air.
Employment in scheduled air transport increased by just 15 percent in this period. Scheduled air transportation is dominated by the more slowly growing passenger traffic.
These data are from the Current Employment Statistics program. To find out more, see "Transportation by air: job growth moderates from stellar rates," by William C. Goodman, Monthly Labor Review, March 2000.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Speedy growth of air courier industry on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2000/may/wk2/art02.htm (visited September 30, 2020).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
- Using BLS Data to Match People with Disabilities with Jobs Presents data that can help increase access and opportunity for people with disabilities in the nation’s labor market.
- How Women and Aging Affect Trends in Labor Force Growth Examines how women’s labor force participation and the aging of the U.S. population affect trends in labor force growth.
- Meal Appeal: Patterns of Expenditures on Food away from Home
Examines spending on food away from home, such as meals or snacks from restaurants, vending machines, employer cafeterias, or other venues.
- Job Flexibilities and Work Schedules in 2017–18
Examines data on job flexibilities, such as working at home, flexible schedules, and shift work.