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Transportation sector gains 7,000 jobs in August

from The Hill

The transportation sector gained 7,300 jobs in August as the national unemployment rate fell to 5.1 percent, according to statistics released by the Department of Labor. The Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics said there were 4,795,000 jobs in transportation in August, compared to 4,787,700 in July. The jump was part of a 173,000 increase in overall jobs in August that brought the nation's unemployment rate down from 5.3 percent in July, the BLS said. The transportation sector with the highest employment increase was the railroad industry, which had 242,700 jobs in August, compared to 240,500 in July. more


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