Data Highlights

546K Dec. 2020, +69K from 2019
76.8% Feb. 2021, down from 83.5% in Feb. 2020
402K Feb. 2021, -112K from 2020
1.01M Feb. 2021, +12K from 2020
10 Feb. 2021, -12 from 2020
$2.85/gal Feb. 2021, -6 cents from 2020

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March Airline Industry Employment Virtually Unchanged from February

U.S. airlines employed 713,035 workers in March 2021, 221 fewer than in February 2021 (713,256) and 42,060 fewer than in March 2020 (755,095).

The March industry numbers consist of 598,378 full-time and 114,657 part-time workers.

United Airlines reported 2,767 fewer employees in March than in February. Without United’s decrease, other airlines reported a combined increase in employees from February to March.

United revised January and February numbers downward.