Fewer airline jobs: U.S. carriers trim ranks by 2.4%

Airline employment has dropped from last summer because of job cuts at American Airlines and regional carriers that use smaller planes. The U.S. Department of Transportation says that airlines employed the equivalent of 381,441 workers in June, down 2.4 percent from the same month last year. It’s the 10th straight month of declines. The DOT says American is cutting jobs by 8.4 percent compared with a year ago as it goes through bankruptcy. It’s trying to merge with US Airways. Regional airlines ...

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