What is happening: The transport and logistics sector saw its best employment growth since 2014 last year.
The numbers: 189,000 transport and logistics jobs were added in 2018. Warehouse and storage companies added 52,500 jobs. Trucking and warehouse operators added 4,600 new jobs in December alone. Couriers added 64,500 jobs. There have been 1.3 million new jobs since the end of 2009. Goods-producing employers added 74,000 new jobs in 2018.
Why is this happening: A strong economy and a 2018 e-commerce boost.
Future: These additional jobs signal more goods, e-commerce sales, and therefore shipments in 2019.