There are fewer workers at American Airlines, according to the latest government report.
In June, American's workforce declined 8.5 percent to 62,591 full- and part-time employees when compared to the same month last year. According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics airline employment report, the industry as a whole had 381,441 workers, 2.4 percent fewer workers than in June 2012.
Delta Air Lines and United Airlines also reduced their workforces, 3.9 percent and 0.1 percent respectively, while US Airways grew its employee number by 2.1 percent and Alaska Airlines added workers, up 3.7 percent.
Regional carrier American Eagle appears to be on a hiring spree, increasing its workforce by 16.6 percent up to 12,601 employees. However, other regional carriers are decreasing their workforces.
"Network carriers have responded to increased fuel costs by reducing contracts with the regional airlines that operate less fuel-efficient regional jets. Regional airline employment is down 4.4 percent year-to-year," the BTS said.
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