Class 1 Employment Up in June

U.S. Class 1 railroads employed 116,251 in June, people, a 0.41 percent increase compared with May and a 0.28 percent over June 2021.

Figures released by the U.S. Surface Transportation Board showed four out of six employment categories posted gains this past June.

They included professional and administrative, up 3.31 percent to 9,859 employees; executives, officials and staff assistants, up 0.99 percent to 7,763; maintenance of way and structures, up 0.45 percent to 28,492; and transportation (train and engine), up 0.01 percent to 48,080.

Losing ground were transportation (other than train and engine), which fell 0.38 percent to 4,675 workers; and maintenance of equipment and stores, which dropped 0.14 percent to 17,382.

On a year over year comparison, executives, officials, and staff assistants, gained 5.73 percent; and transportation (train and engine), gained 1.34 percent.

Losses were posted by professional and administrative, down 2.29 percent; transportation (other train and engine), 1.6 percent; maintenance of equipment and stores, 1.57 percent;  and maintenance of way and structures, 0.53 percent.

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