Posts Tagged ‘Class 1 railroad employment’

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.

Class 1 Workforce Declined in November

December 24, 2020

The workforce of U.S. Class I railroads declined 1.58 percent in November compared to the previous month.

U.S. Surface Transportation Board figures showed the railroads employed 114,960 in November. That was a 13.71 percent decline compared with November 2019.

On a year-over- year comparison, all workforce categories fell.

This included maintenance of equipment and stores, down 21.94 percent to 18,242; transportation (train and engine), down 15.01 percent to 46,434 workers; transportation (other than train and engine), down 11.2 percent to 4,829; maintenance of way and structures, down 10.82 percent to 27,863; professional and administrative, down 5.81 percent to 10,276; and executives, officials and staff assistants, down 4.10 percent to 7,316.

All categories declined in mid-November compared with mid-October’s count including maintenance of way and structures, down 3.2 percent; maintenance of equipment and stores, down 2.36 percent; transportation (other than T&E), down 1.49 percent; professional and administrative, down 0.8 percent; transportation (T&E), down 0.67 percent; and executives, officials and staff assistants, down 0.16 percent.

In November BNSF employed 35,081. Employment at other Class 1 carriers included Union Pacific Railroad, 32,046; Norfolk Southern Railway, 19,199; CSX, 17,093; CN/Grand Trunk, 6,183; Kansas City Southern, 2,718; and Canadian Pacific/Soo Line, 2,640.

Class 1 Employment Down 1.12% in October

November 23, 2020

Class I railroad employment in mid October was 116,804 or down 1.12 percent from mid-September’s level and down 13.21 percent compared with October 2019.

The U.S. Surface Transportation Board, which reported the data, said all six employment categories saw declines last month compared with September.

This included maintenance of equipment and stores, down 21.44 percent to 18,682; transportation (train and engine), down 15.56 percent to 46,749; transportation (other than train and engine), down 10.17 percent to 4,902; maintenance of way and structures, down 8.13 percent to 28,784; professional and administrative, down 5.84 percent to 10,359; and executives, officials and staff assistants, down 4.25 percent to 7,328.

On a year-over-year basis, all categories posted declines. Including transportation (other than train and engine), down 2.37 percent; maintenance of way and structures, down 2.24 percent; executives, officials and staff assistants, down 1.57 percent; maintenance of equipment and stores, down 0.94 percent; and transportation (train and engine), down 0.61 percent.

Employment in professional and administrative posted a year-over-year increase of 0.41 percent.

As of mid October BNSF employed 36,354; CSX, 17,209; Canadian National/Grand Trunk (includes all CN U.S. operations), 6,294; Kansas City Southern, 2,717; Norfolk Southern, 19,466; Canadian Pacific/Soo Line, 2,636; and Union Pacific, 32,128.

Class 1 Employment Down Slightly in September

October 22, 2020

Employment at Class 1 railroads in mid September was 13.69 percent below what it had been a year earlier.

The railroads employed 118,123 people in September compared, a drop of 0.3 percent from mid August of this year the U.S. Surface Transportation Board reported.

Four of six employment categories fell in September compared with August.

These included maintenance of equipment and stores, down 1.6 percent to 18,859 workers; transportation (other than train and engine), down 0.95 percent; executives, officials and staff assistants, down 0.61 percent to 7,445; and professional and administrative, down 0.35 percent to 10,317.

Employment rose in transportation (train and engine), up 1.7 percent to 47,037 workers, and maintenance of way and structures, 0.04 percent to 28,444.

On a year-over-year basis, all categories reported fewer workers.

Maintenance of equipment and stores, was down 21.81 percent; transportation (train and engine), was down 17.65 percent; transportation (other than train and engine) was down 8.28 percent; professional and administrative, was down 6.63 percent; maintenance of way and structures, was down 6.48 percent; and executives, officials and staff assistants, was down 2.36 percent.

As of mid September: BNSF employed 36,932; CSX, 17,241; Canadian National/Grand Trunk, 6,246; Kansas City Southern, 2,659; Norfolk Southern, 19,432; Canadian Pacific Soo Line, 2,656; and Union Pacific, 32,957.