More than 8,500 jobs in logistics are being created in the United States, up from 6,400 jobs in July, according to the United Logistics Council.
The jobs include jobs in packaging, distribution and logistics, as well as sales, distribution, transportation and warehousing.
The council has not provided specific job numbers for July but the job gains are notable because it is typically the first time in the year when those numbers are released.
The gains are being driven by the hiring of new personnel in the logistics and packaging industries.
In July, the U.S. added a total of 1,200 jobs in the three logistics and packing industries, including 830 in the delivery and warehouse industry.
That was the largest increase since January and comes on the heels of a 3.5 percent increase in the other two industries, according the council.
The growth is primarily driven by new hires and employees who were previously part of the supply chain, according a spokesman for the council, Michael Bocock.
“The bulk of the increase in jobs in those two industries was from temporary positions, which have seen a sharp decline in recent years,” Bococks spokesman said.
“Those positions are being filled by people coming back from the supply chains, which are now filling more than a third of all the jobs in both industries.”
The council also noted that the growth in manufacturing jobs was “substantially larger” than the growth for those two categories.
“We are seeing the same trend with auto manufacturing, which has grown by over a third since January,” Boca said.
A large number of these new jobs are in the transportation and manufacturing industries.
“While the growth is a positive sign, it’s also true that the auto industry is the largest source of new jobs in this country, but it’s still not nearly enough to replace the overall workforce,” Boccock said.
The industry has been one of the most robust in recent decades, with auto manufacturers employing more than 3.8 million people in the U, according an analysis by the National Association of Manufacturers.
The new jobs have been a boon for the nation’s manufacturing base, with manufacturers making nearly $8 trillion in profit last year, according data from the National Bureau of Economic Research.
That figure includes all of the profit made in the industry and includes all the profit that goes toward capital expenditures, Bococked said.
Some of the gains have been seen in areas where transportation has been under attack.
For example, transportation is a critical component of air travel.
The aviation industry employs 1.3 million workers and accounts for nearly a quarter of all new jobs, according government data.
“That’s why it’s important that the president keep his promise to put America first,” Biscock said in a statement.
“He’s committed to putting America first by investing in America’s infrastructure and cutting taxes for businesses that are building new jobs here at home.”