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3.54M May 2021, +1.53M from 2020
38.3K May 2021, +14.7K from 2020
$109B May 2021, up $52.9B from 2020
18 June 2021, -12 from 2020
$3.06/gal June 2021, +$1.00/gal from 2020

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U.S. Scheduled Passenger Airlines Employ 1.3% More Employees in August 2021 than in July, Still 9.2% Behind Pre-Pandemic August 2019

The 24 U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 407,965 full-time equivalents (FTEs) in August 2021, a 1.3% increase from July 2021 (402,561).

August’s total number of FTEs was up 5,404 from July but still down 40,295 FTEs, or 10.8%, from the March 2020 (457,260) onset of the pandemic. The August FTE total was also down 9.2% from the most recent...