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Class 1 Employment Up Slightly in December

January 28, 2022

Employment at U.S. Class 1 railroads was up slightly in mid December to 114,499, an 0.48 percent increase over mid-November’s figures.

The U.S. Surface Transportation Board said the December figure was down 2.78 percent compared with December 2020 data.

Five of six workforce categories posted gains in December compared with November.

They were transportation (train and engine) employees, up 1.35 percent to 47,611 workers; transportation (other than train and engine), up 0.75 percent to 4,684; maintenance of equipment and stores, up 0.64 percent to 17,341; professional and administrative, up 0.53 percent to 9,809; and executives, officials and staff assistants, up 0.03 percent to 7,283.

Seeing declines were maintenance of way and structures, down 1.03 percent to 27,771 workers.

On a year-over-year comparison, all but one category saw losses. This included maintenance of equipment and stores, down 6.88 percent; professional and administrative, down 4.05 percent; transportation (train and engine), down 2.97 percent; transportation (other than train and engine), down 2.88 percent; and executives, officials and staff assistants, down 0.4 percent.

Maintenance of way and structures registered a year-over-year increase of 0.18 percent.

Class 1 Employment Down 0.19% in September

November 2, 2021

Employment at U.S. Class 1 railroads was down 0.19 percent in mid September, the U.S. Surface Transportation Board reported.

The railroads employed 114,218 in mid-September. The comparison was with mid August totals.

On a year-over-year basis, Class 1 employment in mid September was 3.31 percent less compared to the same time period in 2020.

Five of the six workforce categories posted month-over-month employment losses in September.

This included transportation (train and engine), down 0.39 percent to 46,927 workers; executives, officials and staff assistants, down 0.32 percent to 7,248; professional and administrative, down 0.22 percent to 9,831; maintenance of equipment and stores, down 0.06 percent to 17,195; and  maintenance of way and structures, down 0.04 percent to 28,323.

Seeing a gain was transportation (other than train and engine), up 0.75 percent to 4,694 employees.

All categories suffered losses on a year-over-year comparison. This included maintenance of equipment and stores, down 8.82 percent; transportation (other than train and engine), down 6.51 percent; professional and administrative, down 4.71 percent; maintenance of way and structures, down 3.81 percent; executives, officials and staff assistants, down 2.65 percent; and transportation (train and engine), down 0.23 percent.

Class 1 Employment Fell 1.07% in August

September 30, 2021

Data released this week by the U.S. Surface Transportation Board showed that U.S. Class I railroads employed 114,431 in mid August, a decline of  1.07 percent compared with July and a fall of 2.83 percent compared with the same period in 2020.

All six employment categories registered declines in August. They were: professional and administrative, down 2.32 percent to 9,853; maintenance of equipment and stores, down 1.79 percent to 17,205; transportation (other than train and engine), down 1.52 percent to 4,659; transportation (train and engine), down 0.82 percent; executives, officials and staff assistants, down 0.68 percent to 7,271; and maintenance of way and structures, down 0.63 percent to 28,334.

Compared with 2020 figures, all categories except transportation (train and engine) logged decreases. They were: maintenance of equipment and stores, down 10.23 percent; transportation (other than train and engine), down 8.09 percent; professional and administrative, down 4.83 percent; maintenance of way and structures, down 3.73 percent; and executives, officials and staff assistants, down 2.94 percent.

The number of transportation (train and engine) employees rose 1.85 percent last month compared with August 2020.

Class I Employment Fell in July

August 31, 2021

U.S. Class I Railroads employed 115,670 people in July, a decline of 0.23 percent from mid-June and down 1.33 percent from employment levels in mid-July 2020.

The U.S. Surface Transportation Board said five of six employment categories experienced decreases: maintenance of equipment and stores, down 0.79 percent to 17,519 workers; maintenance of way and structures, down 0.46 percent to 28,514; transportation (other than train and engine), down 0.42 percent to 4,731;  executives, officials and staff assistants, down 0.29 percent to 7,321; and professional and administrative, down 0.03 percent to 10,087.

Only the transportation (train and engine) category posted an increase in July over June. It was 0.11 percent to 47,498 workers.

Transportation (train and engine) was also the only category to log a year-over-year increase; the category’s employment level rose 6.09 percent.

On a year-over-year basis, these five categories saw decreases in employment levels: Maintenance of equipment and stores, down 10.39 percent; transportation (other than train and engine), down 6.78 percent; maintenance of way and structures, down 4.73 percent; professional and administrative, down 2.83 percent; and executives, officials and staff assistants, down 2.66 percent.

Class I Employment Up 0.37% in June

August 4, 2021

Employment at Class 1 railroads ticket up 0.37 percent in June over that of May.

U.S. Surface Transportation Board figures showed the carriers employed 115,931 people. That was a 0.17 percent decrease compared with June 2020’s count.

Four of six workforce categories posted gains in June compared with May.

These included executives, officials and staff assistants, up 0.88 percent to 7,342 employees; transportation (train and engine), up 0.85 percent to 47,444;  transportation (other than train and engine), up 0.64 percent to 4,751; and professional and administrative, up 0.48 percent to 10,090.

Declining were maintenance of equipment and stores, down 0.42 percent to 17,659 people; and maintenance of way and structures, down 0.16 percent to 28,645.

On a year-over-year comparison, five of the six categories posted percentage declines.

They included maintenance of equipment and stores, 11.64 percent; transportation (other than train and engine), 7.48 percent; maintenance of way and structures, 5.68 percent; professional and administrative, 4.01 percent; and executives, officials and staff assistants, 3.28 percent.

The transportation (train and engine) workforce saw a 11.54 percent year-over-year increase.

Class 1 Employment Down 0.02% in May

June 24, 2021

Class I railroads employed 115,508 workers in mid-May, a 0.02 percent increase from April’s level but down 2.84 percent year over year.

U.S. Surface Transportation Board statistics show that four of six employment categories posted gains between mid-April and mid-May.

Maintenance of way and structures was up 0.55 percent to 28,690 workers; transportation (train and engine), was up 0.2 percent to 47,044; executives, officials and staff assistants, was up 0.17 percent to 7,278; and transportation (other than train and engine), was up 0.13 percent to 4,721.

Showing declines were maintenance of equipment and stores, down 0.91 percent to 17,733 workers; and professional and administrative, down 0.83 percent to 10,042.

On a year-over-year comparison, only transportation (train and engine) posted an increase. That category rose 7.75 percent.

Showing declines were maintenance of equipment and stores, down 16.7 percent; transportation (other than train and engine), down 9.32 percent; maintenance of way and structures, down 5.95 percent; professional and administrative, down 5.21 percent; and executives, officials and staff assistants down 4.56 percent.

Class 1 Rail Employment Up in March

April 21, 2021

U.S. Class 1 railroads employed 115,003 people in mid-March, a gain of 0.82 percent from mid-February but down 10.06 percent compared to the same period in 2020.

The U.S. Surface Transportation Board said four of six employment categories saw increases in March compared with February’s level.

They were maintenance of way and structures, up 1.46 percent to 28,356 workers; transportation (train and engine), up 1.33 percent to 46,404; transportation (other than train and engine), up 0.36 percent to 4,767; and executives, officials and staff assistance, up 0.14 percent to 7,276.

Posting losses were maintenance of equipment and stores, down 0.52 percent to 18,021 workers, and professional and administration, down 0.16 percent to 10,179.

On a year-over-year comparison, all categories had declines.

These included maintenance of equipment and stores, down 18.32 percent; transportation (train and engine), down 10.42 percent; transportation (train and engine), down 10.16 percent; maintenance of way and structures, down 6.67 percent; professional and administrative, down 5.28 percent; and executives, officials and staff assistants, down 3.86 percent.

Class 1 Rail Employment Up Slightly in February

April 1, 2021

Employment at Class 1 railroads in the United Stated ticked upward slightly in mid February.

The U.S. Surface Transportation Board said the carriers employed 114,068, an increase of 0.53 percent over mid January.

However, the February 2021 figure was down 10.63 percent compared with the same month in 2020.

Four of six employment categories saw gains in February compared with January’s level.

They were maintenance of way and structures, up 1.19 percent to 27,948 workers; transportation (train and engine), up 0.6 percent to 45,794; transportation (other than train and engine), up 0.53 percent to 4,750; and maintenance of equipment and stores, up 0.17 percent to 18,115.

Categories that lost workers on a month-over-month  comparison included executives, officials and staff assistants, down 0.37 percent to 7,266 employees, and professional and administrative, down 0.23 percent to 10,195.

On a year-over year comparison, all categories posted declines.

They were maintenance of equipment and stores, down 18.29 percent; transportation (train and engine), down 10.99 percent; transportation (other than train and engine), down 10.65 percent; maintenance of way and structures, down 7.77 percent; professional and administrative, down 5.75 percent; and executives, officials and staff assistants, down 4.09 percent.

Class 1 Employment Fell in December

February 24, 2021

Employment at U.S. Class 1 railroads fell 3.66 percent in January when compared to December figures.

The U.S. Surface Transportation Board said the railroads employed 113,461 people in mid-January, a number that was 11.57 percent lower when compared to the same period in 2019.

All workforce categories registered month-over-month declines in January.

This included transportation (train and engine), down 7.23 percent to 45,521 workers; maintenance of equipment and stores, down 2.89 percent to 18,085; transportation (other than train and engine), down 2.03 percent to 4,725; maintenance of way and structures, down 0.37 percent to 27,618; executives, officials and staff assistants, down 0.26 percent to 7,293; and professional and administrative, down 0.04 percent to 10,219.

Year over year, all categories posted declines including maintenance of equipment and stores, down 20.14 percent; transportation (train and engine), down 11.97 percent; transportation (other than train and engine), down 11.62 percent; maintenance of way and structures, down 8.4 percent; professional and administrative, down 5.81 percent; and executives, officials and staff assistants, down 4.14 percent.

Class 1 Employment Up 2.44% in December

January 21, 2021

Employment at U.S. Class 1 railroads rose 2.44 percent last month when compared with November.

The U.S. Surface Transportation Board said the railroads employed 117,770 people in mid-December. Although that was an increase over the previous month it was a 10.43 percent decline compared with the same period in 2019.

Posting gains in December over November were transportation (train and engine), which rose 5.67 percent to 49,069 workers; and maintenance of equipment and stores, which rose 2.09 percent to 18,623 workers.

Declines were posted by professionals and administrative, down 0.52 percent to 10,223 employees; maintenance of way and structures, down 0.51 percent to 27,720; transportation (other than train and engine), down 0.12 percent to 4,823; and executives, officials and staff assistants, down 0.05 percent to 7,312.

On a year-over-year comparison, all categories had declines.

Maintenance of equipment and stores was down 18.12 percent; transportation (other than train and engine), was down 10.6 percent; maintenance of way and structures, was down 9.94 percent; transportation (train and engine), was down 9.35 percent; professional and administrative, was down 5.44 percent; and executives, officials and staff, was down 4.07 percent.