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Trucking Adds 3,300 Jobs; Unemployment Holds at 6.7%

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The for-hire trucking industry added 3,300 jobs in March, according to the monthly employment report released by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The U.S. economy as a whole added 192,000 non-farm jobs in March. National unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6.7 percent.

 March employment rose in construction (19,000 jobs), retail trade (21,300 jobs), professional and business services (57,000), education and health services (34,000) and leisure and hospitality (29,000).

For-hire trucking totaled 1.3934 million payroll jobs in March, up 1.8 percent from March 2013 and up 12.9 percent from March 2010, the low point in the downturn.  However, trucking employment remains 4.3 percent below January 2007's peak.

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Arkansas Trucking Association
PO Box 3476 (72203)
1401 West Capitol Ave.
Suite 185
Little Rock, AR 72201

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Our Mission

  • PROTECT the collective interests of trucking companies in the political and regulatory arenas.
  • PROMOTE the dynamics of trucking so that people have a better understanding of the link between America's primary freight delivery system and the standard of living they enjoy.
  • SERVE our members to help them to grow their business and their profits
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