Trucking Employment Up for Fifth Straight Month

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The for-hire trucking industry added 700 jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis in the month of August, according to the Department of Labor’s (DOL) monthly employment report, released Sept. 4.

This is the fifth consecutive month that for-hire trucking employment has added jobs, and the seventh time (out of eight months) in 2015, continuing a years-long trend of job gains in the industry.
The U.S. economy has a whole added 173,000 jobs in the month, pushing the country’s unemployment rate to 5.1 percent — the lowest in nearly a decade.

Source: Trucking employment up for fifth straight month | Truckers News

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