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Recession leads to lackluster employment in the trucking industry

Chart 4. Retail sales vs. employment in truck transportation, seasonally adjusted
Month Retail sales (in millions of dollars) Employment (in thousands)

January-92

147140 1099.8

February-92

147808 1098.1

March-92

147327 1099.7

April-92

148412 1101.7

May-92

149259 1104.5

June-92

150172 1107.4

July-92

150773 1105.0

August-92

151409 1102.5

September-92

153282 1111.7

October-92

153741 1112.2

November-92

153957 1116.4

December-92

156094 1127.1

January-93

158085 1139.8

February-93

156595 1136.6

March-93

155331 1139.4

April-93

158910 1141.3

May-93

161115 1145.3

June-93

160677 1147.4

July-93

162993 1155.1

August-93

162731 1159.2

September-93

163698 1166.7

October-93

164951 1172.0

November-93

166986 1177.3

December-93

168283 1175.6

January-94

168277 1182.9

February-94

170063 1188.2

March-94

173020 1196.1

April-94

173650 1146.7

May-94

172608 1208.6

June-94

174681 1210.7

July-94

175159 1214.6

August-94

177667 1214.6

September-94

178867 1221.5

October-94

181199 1223.0

November-94

181184 1231.0

December-94

181891 1238.5

January-95

182946 1239.6

February-95

179897 1243.8

March-95

181266 1247.4

April-95

182295 1252.6

May-95

183825 1244.8

June-95

186342 1243.7

July-95

186058 1236.3

August-95

187129 1242.7

September-95

187839 1238.1

October-95

187001 1270.0

November-95

189291 1265.8

December-95

191358 1261.7

January-96

189489 1267.7

February-96

192860 1270.2

March-96

194585 1271.8

April-96

195097 1277.0

May-96

196547 1281.8

June-96

196697 1289.5

July-96

196599 1296.7

August-96

196667 1292.1

September-96

199369 1288.8

October-96

200835 1286.1

November-96

200519 1283.8

December-96

201474 1280.9

January-97

202576 1284.4

February-97

204677 1288.9

March-97

205588 1292.5

April-97

203662 1295.7

May-97

202028 1301.7

June-97

204946 1303.7

July-97

207443 1311.4

August-97

208425 1317.0

September-97

208674 1324.9

October-97

208420 1323.9

November-97

209738 1326.4

December-97

209832 1327.5

January-98

210277 1330.0

February-98

210218 1336.7

March-98

211566 1337.5

April-98

214043 1347.6

May-98

215264 1352.5

June-98

216403 1356.6

July-98

215065 1357.1

August-98

214044 1361.5

September-98

216289 1364.7

October-98

219772 1366.7

November-98

221504 1366.3

December-98

223447 1369.8

January-99

224544 1373.1

February-99

226761 1374.7

March-99

227830 1375.5

April-99

229200 1380.6

May-99

231932 1384.5

June-99

232063 1389.9

July-99

234261 1395.9

August-99

237054 1395.8

September-99

238082 1401.9

October-99

238157 1405.4

November-99

240878 1408.4

December-99

245702 1405.9

January-00

244257 1408.5

February-00

247914 1406.5

March-00

250451 1409.1

April-00

246557 1409.3

May-00

246624 1406.2

June-00

248229 1404.9

July-00

247822 1404.3

August-00

247949 1404.9

September-00

252312 1402.2

October-00

251738 1402.3

November-00

250404 1403.5

December-00

250992 1405.6

January-01

252947 1407.0

February-01

253080 1406.8

March-01

250944 1408.2

April-01

254898 1400.5

May-01

255960 1396.1

June-01

254590 1391.8

July-01

253773 1389.2

August-01

255033 1378.0

September-01

250485 1377.2

October-01

268492 1369.3

November-01

260615 1362.8

December-01

257020 1356.3

January-02

257069 1349.6

February-02

258587 1347.8

March-02

257661 1344.8

April-02

261633 1345.5

May-02

257922 1341.7

June-02

260112 1337.6

July-02

263371 1334.1

August-02

265525 1330.9

September-02

260939 1332.0

October-02

262296 1337.6

November-02

264070 1333.3

December-02

265938 1332.8

January-03

267906 1327.9

February-03

263915 1325.2

March-03

268170 1330.1

April-03

267408 1318.7

May-03

267448 1319.0

June-03

270591 1319.6

July-03

273685 1319.9

August-03

277911 1329.4

September-03

276464 1325.8

October-03

274780 1328.5

November-03

278495 1332.2

December-03

277634 1334.3

January-04

279274 1338.5

February-04

281319 1337.5

March-04

286786 1338.8

April-04

283233 1342.8

May-04

288408 1346.0

June-04

284387 1351.2

July-04

287448 1353.4

August-04

287730 1358.6

September-04

292888 1362.8

October-04

294814 1360.9

November-04

296394 1359.3

December-04

299459 1368.6

January-05

298168 1374.3

February-05

300627 1380.7

March-05

300673 1385.7

April-05

305061 1391.1

May-05

301989 1395.7

June-05

309268 1400.1

July-05

313694 1402.9

August-05

308704 1401.2

September-05

309123 1403.6

October-05

310618 1409.7

November-05

313556 1412.8

December-05

313517 1414.5

January-06

323176 1417.9

February-06

320304 1421.6

March-06

321448 1423.2

April-06

323429 1431.7

May-06

321269 1430.5

June-06

321221 1433.6

July-06

324008 1443.3

August-06

324098 1441.9

September-06

321865 1444.2

October-06

322662 1445.4

November-06

324328 1446.4

December-06

328449 1452.7

January-07

327407 1454.6

February-07

328797 1451.8

March-07

331952 1451.3

April-07

329538 1446.1

May-07

333810 1449.1

June-07

329665 1443.8

July-07

330986 1436.8

August-07

331676 1433.2

September-07

335174 1435.7

October-07

336814 1427.8

November-07

342772 1424.7

December-07

339115 1420.4

January-08

339035 1418.4

February-08

336071 1411.9

March-08

337621 1414.6

April-08

338429 1410.4

May-08

338906 1405.1

June-08

338088 1393.1

July-08

336079 1391.2

August-08

333356 1390.3

September-08

327273 1378.1

October-08

317198 1370.3

November-08

309742 1358.0

December-08

298949 1340.8

January-09

303921 1323.3

February-09

304889 1313.9

March-09

301057 1300.3

April-09

300117 1283.2

May-09

301595 1277.4

June-09

304728 1269.5

July-09

304450 1264.6

August-09

312879 1261.2

September-09

305865 1261.7

October-09

309791 1253.5

November-09

314086 1249.9

December-09

1246.6
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