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Great News For Truckers and Trucking Jobs

The trucking industry added over 7,000 Jobs in May. While the national job growth rate stalled, truck driving jobs increased over 3% from last year.

"The trucking industry added 7,300 for-hire trucking jobs in May, an increase from 1.3 million jobs in April and a 3.4% increase from a year ago. However, the nation as a whole did not fare as well this month, with nonfarm payroll employment changing little in May, adding only 69,000 jobs and bringing the U.S. unemployment rate to 8.2%,, reports the the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Analysts say this represents slowing job growth and a weakness in economic recovery. Last month's forecasted 115,000 added jobs was later revised to just 77,000. The number of long-term unemployed rose to 5.4 million from 5.1 million this month, another worrying sign of weakness in recovery, say analysts."

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