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October 2008, Vol. 131, No. 10
Takeoff and descent of airline employment
Christopher J. Goodman
Economist, Office of Industry Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
After several years of growth, airline employment declined with the recession of 2001 and the attacks of September 11th; subsequently, although air travel began to rebound, the number of jobs has not recovered fully; in 2008, the industry has faced, soaring fuel prices and a weakening economy.
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