US airlines employed 715,312 workers in July 2021, which is 0.8 per cent (5,634) more workers than in June 2021, but 3.7 per cent (27,728) fewer than in pre-pandemic July 2019, said the report.
The July industry numbers consist of 607,805 full-time and 107,507 part-time workers, an increase from June of 8,755 full-time and a decrease of 3,121 part-time workers.
As of July, the largest passenger airlines are operating with 67,661 fewer employees than at the March 2020 onset of the Covid scare. United Airlines has dropped 21,278 workers, Delta Air Lines 16,476, and American Airlines 9,955. Major cargo airlines are operating with 23,049 more employees, with Federal Express having added 21,961.