Trucking Employment on the Rise

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Employment in the trucking industry increased in March, as did the national employment as a whole, according to the U.S. Labor Department.

3,300 new jobs were added in for-hire trucking in March. This means a 1.8% increase in trucking employment from a year ago. The positive change from March 2010 is 12.9%. Still, trucking employment is below its peak from January 2007.

The transportation and warehousing sector as a whole added 7,990 new jobs.

The national economy added 192,000 new jobs last month. While this is a positive sign, unemployment remained unchanged at 6.7%. For the last year, 1.2 million people have found jobs and are out of the unemployment stats. The March employment increase comes mainly from the private sector.

Read the full article at Truckinginfo.

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