3,300 jobs added in trucking in March

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The monthly report by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics shows promising employment increase in the for-hire trucking. 3,300 jobs were added only in March.

Employment in for-hire trucking ended up at 1,3934 million jobs in March. This signifies an increase of 24,500 jobs or 1.8% since March last year. It’s a jump of 159,400 jobs since March 2010, which was the lowest point during the recession. The employment numbers are still 4.3% lower than the levels before the crisis.

While the national unemployment stays at the same level, 6.7%, there were 192,000 new jobs added last month in the non-farm sectors in general. More jobs were added in construction, retail trade, services, education, health and hospitality. Manufacturing lost 1,000 employees, while the government hiring remained the same.

Read the full article at Overdrive.

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