Data Highlights

1.59M January 2023, +600K from January 2022
$566B Q4 2022, -$8B from Q4 2021
$5.97B February 2023, +$950M from February 2022
910K February 2023, +81K from February 2022
246M December 2022, +25M from December 2021
2.57B December 2022, -260M from Dec. 2021


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 2019

The 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