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  • January 14, 2021
    The 20 U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 0.4% fewer full-time equivalents (FTEs) in mid-November 2020 than in mid-October 2020:Mid-November’s total number of FTEs (366,750) was down 1,412 from mid-October 2020 (368,162 FTEs) and down 93,283 from mid-March 2020 (460,033). November was the lowest FTE total for any month in Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) records dating from January 1990. The previous low was April 2010 (376,663).  Mid-November FTEs were down over 87,500, a 19.3% drop from mid-November 2019 (454,283).
  • January 7, 2021
    U.S. airlines employed 678,287 workers in the middle of November 2020, 5,000 more than in mid-October 2020 but almost 77,000 fewer than in March 2020. The November numbers consist of 565,281 full-time and 113,006 part-time workers.
  • December 11, 2020
    Airlines receiving funds under the CARES Act were prohibited from layoffs or furloughs until Sept. 30. The 22 U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 9.1% fewer full-time equivalents (FTEs) in mid-October 2020 than in mid-September 2020:
  • December 3, 2020
    U.S. airlines employed 673,278 workers in the middle of October 2020, 28,790 fewer than in mid-September 2020 and 81,749 fewer than in March 2020. The October numbers consist of 562,570 full-time and 110,708 part-time workers.
  • November 16, 2020
    The 23 U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 1.5% fewer full-time equivalents (FTEs) in mid-September 2020 than in mid-August 2020:Mid-September’s total number of FTEs (404,869) was down 6,307 FTEs from mid-August 2020 (411,176 FTEs) and down 56,728 FTEs from mid-March 2020. Mid-September was the lowest FTE total for any month since February 2016 (403,917 FTEs).Mid-September FTEs were down more than 47,000 FTEs, a 10.5% drop from mid-September 2019 (452,138 FTEs).  

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