The number of truck transportation jobs in the U.S. rose by 2,000 in July, according to the monthly employment report of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, released Friday morning, August 7.
Employment in the sector stood at 1,438,600 in July, up from 1,436,600, according to the report.
That number is down from 1,553,600 a year ago, for a net decline of 115,000 jobs.
Employment in the rail sector fell 3,200 jobs in the month to 141,500 jobs. A year ago, there were 175,200 railroad jobs.