Transport and logistics have suffered a major blow as the economy slows and as the US continues to struggle to keep up with global demand.
The number of trips made by American passengers declined by 14% last year, according to the US Department of Transportation, while American car drivers have been hit hardest, the latest quarterly data shows.
Despite the drop in trips, the sector was still the third largest source of employment in the US in 2015.
The sector’s share of total jobs fell by 9% to 2.6 million, and was down from 2.9 million in 2014, the most recent data available.
“There is a lot of pressure on transportation to grow and to keep the economy moving and it’s not sustainable,” said Mark Pincus, chief economist at investment firm Morgan Stanley.
“We need to get to a point where we can keep this economy moving.”
“We need an infrastructure that is built, and that is reliable,” said US transportation secretary Anthony Foxx.
“And if we don’t build that, we will have an infrastructure crisis.”
The industry was hit by two factors: the downturn in oil prices and the recession in other industries that have been hardest hit.
A drop in oil exports, which were the main driver of growth in the sector, hit the industry particularly hard.
At the same time, a slump in the global economy has pushed up gas prices.
While oil was the primary driver of the decline, the other major driver was the drop-off in demand for goods and services from China, which is the world’s largest economy.
On the other hand, the government is trying to address the problem by expanding tax breaks and incentives to spur growth in transportation.
In an attempt to get its businesses back on track, the US government is also introducing a tax credit for low-cost travel.
But it has yet to show whether it will be enough to turn the tide on the industry’s decline.
Last month, the Federal Reserve released its first monthly jobs report, showing that employment in construction, manufacturing and health care rose last month but the overall unemployment rate rose.
However, that figure includes people who are unemployed for more than six months.
The Federal Reserve also reported that the number of people who dropped out of the labour force rose by a smaller number of persons last month.
According to the National Association of Manufacturers, the manufacturing sector was hit hardest by the recession, while the logistics sector has also been hit hard.
“In recent years, our industries have been doing particularly well,” said Daniel Krieger, chief executive of the National Manufacturers Association.
Manufacturing jobs were up by 17,300 in November, but the manufacturing jobs lost a bigger number of jobs.
Overall, the number, which excludes those who have given up looking for work and are counted as unemployed, has declined by 13.6%.
Manufacturers and other services sector jobs declined by 4,200, the biggest drop since October 2013.
That means that while manufacturing employment has fallen by 7,500 since the start of the recession a year ago, it has fallen more than 10% since then.
Economists say that the industry is likely to suffer further as the global recession and slowing demand for products such as cars, clothing and household goods continues.
It will take some time for the US economy to recover from the downturn, said Charles Franklin, chief investment strategist at the US Bankers Association.
“This is not going to be quick.
It is going to take a while,” he said.
Some of the biggest changes in manufacturing are in the services sector, where employment dropped by 14,300 last month, and the leisure and hospitality sector, which saw employment drop by 10,600.
Car manufacturing jobs have also been declining.
US car makers have been shedding jobs at a faster rate than any other sector.
More than 20,000 US car manufacturing jobs were lost between January and November.
About 1.5 million US jobs were at risk, according the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Many car makers rely on the US for the bulk of their exports.
For example, BMW and Ford rely heavily on the United States for the majority of their vehicles.
President Donald Trump has proposed a major overhaul of the US trade relationship with China, a move that would require the US to cut trade ties with almost every country.
As part of his effort to revive the US manufacturing sector, Mr Trump has been urging US auto makers to bring back jobs.
The US has lost more than 300,000 manufacturing jobs since 2010.
Mr Foxx said the US was facing a new challenge.
“[Manufacturing] is one of the fastest growing sectors in the country and it is also one of our biggest consumers.
So I would like to see manufacturers take a look at that and see if they can be part of that.
We are going to need manufacturing if