New data just released by the Department of Labor appears to be good news for trucking. Employment in the for-hire trucking industry totaled 1.519 million in June — a gain of 36,800 jobs from the same month last year.
The news is also good for other sectors. The U.S. economy as a whole added 224,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate climbed just a tenth of a percent to 3.7 percent.
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