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Truck transportation job growth slows in July

August 5, 2022


There is no pause in hiring in the truck transportation sector, which added jobs in July for the 26th time in the past 27 months.

Total seasonally adjusted employment for the sector rose by 3,500 jobs in July, according to data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs in the sector now stand at 1,595,000.

The number of jobs in the sector long ago passed the pre-pandemic peak of 1,540,200, recorded in June 2019. The last full-month peak right before the pandemic was 1,515,400 jobs in February 2020, followed by consecutive declines of 7,000 jobs in March and then 78,800 in the brutal April 2020 report.

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