U.S. Transportation Sector Unemployment Rate of 3.6% in May 2023 Was Below the May 2022 Level of 4.5% And Was Below the Pre-Pandemic May Level of 4.3% in 2019The unemployment rate in the U.S. transportation sector was 3.6% (not seasonally adjusted) in May 2023 according to Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data recently updated on the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) Unemployment in Transportation dashboard. The May 2023 rate fell 0.9 percentage points from 4.5% in May 2022 and was below the pre-pandemic May level of 4.3% in May 2019. Unemployment in the transportation sector reached its highest level during the COVID-19 pandemic (15.7%) in
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Section 7308 of the FAST Act requires DOT to assemble and collect data on rail tank cars transporting Class 3 flammable liquids. The objective of this legislation is to track the progress in upgrading the rail tank car fleet to new safety requirements and to provide an annual status report to Congress.
The TSAR presents an overview of the U.S. transportation system and key indicators, including passenger travel, freight, transportation and the economy, reliability, safety, energy and the environment. The report also focuses on closing data gaps and improving how transportation statistics are collected, compiled, analyzed, and published.
The Port Performance Freight Statistics Program: 2022 Annual Report to Congress provides summary statistics and detailed analysis for the Nation’s largest container, tonnage, and dry bulk ports.