U.S. Cargo and Passenger Airways Misplaced Few Jobs in July 2022; Employment Stays 3.3% Above Pre-Pandemic July 2019

September 16, 2022

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U.S. Airline Workers Headcount (Full-time and Half-time Workers)

U.S. airline {industry} (passenger and cargo airways mixed) employment decreased to 767,772 employees in July 2022, 97 (-0.01%) fewer employees than in June 2022 (767,869) and 24,732 (3.33%) greater than in pre-pandemic July 2019 (743,040). 

U.S. scheduled-service passenger airways employed 487,214 employees in July or 64% of the industry-wide whole. Passenger airways added 2,441 workers in July for a fifteenth consecutive month of job development courting again to Could 2021. Southwest led scheduled passenger carriers, including 971 workers; United Airways added 800 workers, and Delta Airways added 719. 

U.S. cargo airways employed 276,128 employees in July, 36% of the {industry} whole. Cargo carriers misplaced 2290 workers in July. FedEx, the main air cargo employer, decreased employment by 2,473 jobs.


Scheduled passenger airways add 2,273 full-time equivalents in July for 15th consecutive month of job development


U.S. Airline Full-Time Equivalents (FTEs)

BTS calculates FTEs by dividing the variety of part-time workers by 2 and including that determine to the variety of full-time workers. The July industry-wide numbers embrace 657,365 full-time and 110,407 part-time employees for a complete of 712,569 FTEs, a rise from June of 299 FTEs (0.04%). July’s whole variety of FTEs stays simply 4.26% above pre-pandemic June 2019’s 683,459 FTEs.

The 26 U.S. scheduled passenger airways reporting information for July 2022 employed 460,409 FTEs, 2,265 FTEs (0.49%) greater than in June 2022. July’s whole variety of scheduled passenger airline FTEs is 10,605 FTEs (2.36%) above pre-pandemic July 2019. Knowledge by passenger provider class may be discovered within the accompanying tables.

U.S. cargo airways employed 247,863 FTEs in July, down 1,736 FTEs (-0.70%) from June. U.S. cargo airways have elevated FTEs by 18,435 (8.04%) since pre-pandemic July 2019.


Reporting Notes

Knowledge are compiled from month-to-month experiences filed with BTS by industrial air carriers as of September 8, 2022. Extra airline employment information and former releases may be discovered on the BTS web site.

Passenger, cargo, and constitution airways that function not less than one plane that has greater than 60 seats or the capability to hold a payload of passengers, cargo, and gasoline weighing greater than 18,000 kilos should report month-to-month employment statistics. Rules require U.S. airways to report employment numbers for workers who labored or acquired pay for any a part of the pay interval(s) ending nearest the fifteenth day of the month.

See the tables that accompany this launch on the BTS web site for detailed information since 2015 (Tables 1-15) and {industry} abstract month-to-month information since 1990. Extra particular person airline numbers can be found on the BTS airline employment net web page. The net web page gives full-time and part-time employment numbers by provider by month from 1990 by July 2022.

The subsequent replace for U.S. airline employment is scheduled for October 13.

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