TRANSPORTATION, COMMUNICATION & PUBLIC UTILITIES
(40 - 49)
Employment change from last quarter
Employment change from year ago
Wage change from year ago
TCPU reported minor losses over last quarter dropping 0.1% and losing 145 employees. Trucking-Warehousing (42) suffered the largest employment loss down 708. Home moves stagnate in winter months and Christmas hauling drops off contributing to the decline. Some layoffs and closings occurred over the quarter. Communications (48) dropped by 644 employees. Cutbacks in Telephone Communications (481) accounted for the majority of the loss. The strongest sector gain occurred in Local Transportation (41) up 548 due to seasonal demands for transport to ski areas. Despite seasonal losses in air courier services following Christmas mail delivery, increased staffing for flights to skiing destinations caused the rise in Air Transportation (45) employment, up 426. Electric-Gas-Sanitation Services (49) added 219 employees. Gains were primarily due to SIC changes with most from Engineering (87) now reported in Sanitary Services (495).
TCPU rose 1.2% over a year ago adding 1385 employees. Sector activity was mixed with Air Transportation (45) gaining the largest number of employees up 1147. Increased air service to Colorado Springs, Denver and many ski destinations airports expedited growth. Communication (48) up 637 employees reflected the second largest annual gain. Growth was steady over the year and predominated by Cable & Other Pay Television Services (484). Losses occurred in two sectors: Trucking-Warehousing (42) and Electric-Gas-Sanitation Services (49). Trucking-Warehousing dropped 421 employees. Losses occurred during fourth quarter 1996 and first quarter 1997 due to cutbacks and closings. Electric-Gas-Sanitation Services dropped 447 employees. Layoffs in Combined Electric & Gas & Other Utility Services (493) and project completions and cutbacks in Sanitary Services caused the losses. The Sanitary Services subsector contains hazardous waste clean-up projects.
1996 SIC CHANGES
Due to reclassification this industry gained approximately 425 employees and $3,902,073 in quarterly payroll.
Colorado Employment and Wages (ES202) First Quarter 1997