Class 1 Rail Employment Fell in June

The U.S. Surface Transportation Board announced this week that Class 1 railroad employment in mid June was 116,128, a decline of 2.31 percent from May and a drop of 17.99 percent year compared with 2019.

All employment categories logged month-to-month decreases. They were maintenance of equipment and stores, down 6.13 percent to 19,985 people; transportation (train and engine), down 2.57 percent to 42,536; transportation (other than train and engine), down 1.36 percent to 5,135; professional and administrative, down 0.77 percent to 10,512; executives, officials and staff assistants, down 0.46 percent to 7,591; and maintenance of way and structures, down 0.45 percent to 30,369.

All categories also fell on a year over year comparison. They were transportation (train and engine), down 28.63 percent;  maintenance of equipment and stores, down 21.22 percent; professional and administrative, down 8.22 percent; transportation (other than train and engine), down 7.63 percent; maintenance of way and structures, down 4.69 percent; and executives, officials and staff assistants, down 2.13 percent.

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