The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is often updating its preliminary numbers before it releases its final answer. We have compiled the changes so that you do not have to. Simply put, things are looking positive for the trucking industry.
August 2021 Numbers
The numbers for August are as follows:
- August 2021: 1,498,500 (preliminary).
- July 2021: 1,493,100 (preliminary, 1,300 more than previously reported)
- June 2021: 1,488,300 (solidified, 100 fewer than previous revision, 1,800 more than first posting).
In June we predicted that the final employment count for that month would be “phenomenal.” While that is not the case, it is still a pretty good increase.
Not only does the gap from July to August appear to be a strong increase of 5,000, but the jump from June is also significant. With trucks flying out of the lots, there is an increased demand for bodies to fill them. Hopefully this run of hiring lasts.
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