Transportation Hiring Rebounds in November

Logistics and transport companies added 6,400 jobs, with warehousing, trucking and railroads joining the surge

The Wall Street Journal

Dec. 7, 2015—Transportation and logistics companies added 6,400 jobs in November, rebounding from a decline in October, the U.S. Department of Labor said.

The growth, which included gains in warehousing, trucking and rail, comes amid slowdowns in China and Europe, showing U.S. companies that rely on domestic demand have been resilient, analysts say. The overall economy added 211,000 new jobs for the month, led by growth in the construction, health-care services and retail sectors.

Following slower hiring declines in recent months, including a 2,100 drop in jobs in the sector in October, trucking employment expanded by 2,300 jobs last month on a seasonally adjusted basis and the railroad industry added 1,200 jobs.

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