The US Dept. of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported that US airlines employed 1.7% fewer workers in August compared to the year-ago month. BTS said five network carriers (American Airlines, United Airlines, Continental Airlines, US Airways and Alaska Airlines) decreased employment year-over-year. The sixth network carrier, Delta Air Lines, after completing its merger with Northwest Airlines, is reporting combined employment numbers in 2010 and reported 6.2% ...

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