TRANSPORTATION, COMMUNICATION& PUBLIC UTILITIES
(40 - 49)
Employment change from last quarter
Employment change from year ago
Wage change from year ago
QUARTERLY Employment in the TCPU industry rose slightly, up 1.0% gaining 1349 over the quarter. Sector activity was mixed. Trucking-Warehousing (42) saw sizable gains over the quarter rising by 853 employees. Nearly all of the increase occurred in Trucking & Courier Services Except Air up 828 due to seasonal local summer moving. Communication (48) employment grew by 684. Telegraph & Other Message Communications, which includes electronic mail and fax transmission services, generated slightly more than half of the sector increase up 395 employees. Expansions by two major Denver Metro firms created the employment gain. Telephone Communications added another 169 employees. Much of its gain resulted from hiring expansions in the cellular phone service industry. Air Transportation (45) added 102 employees due to short-term expansions by three major carriers. Employment in Local Transportation (41) dropped by 291. Losses were seasonal, falling as the demand for ski resort transport and school bussing declined. Electric-Gas-Sanitation Services (49) lost 87 employees. Corporate downsizing, streamlining and project cutbacks at Rocky Flats contributed to declining employment. ANNUAL Annually, employment in TCPU increased 3.7% adding 4913 employees. Air Transportation (45) reported the largest sector increase up 2363 employees. Scheduled Air Transportation added 1517 employees due exclusively to expansions by major air carriers operating at Denver International Airport. Air Courier Services also expanded adding 648. Services provided to help maintain and operate airports gained 171 employees. More than half of the gain occurred in Denver County with the remainder dispersed to Jefferson, Arapahoe and many of the ski counties. Communication (48) added 2198 employees. Over the year hiring by three companies contributed to the increase of 1670 in Telegraph & Other Message Communications. Over 900 were added to Telephone Communications with the majority of new growth due to cellular and radio pager communications. Electric-Gas-Sanitation Services (49) reported the largest over-the-year decline dropping by 623. Layoffs in Gas Production & Distribution felled employment by 292. SIC changes moving 206 from Water Supply to Local Government in January and cutbacks in Combination Electric & Gas dropping 127 affected this sector.
Colorado Employment and Wages (ES202) Second Quarter 2000