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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 Employment Fell in January

February 26, 2020

Employment at U.S. Class 1 railroads fell 2.41 percent in mid January compared with the December 2019 levels of employment.

The U.S. Surface Transportation Board said the carriers employed 128,311 last month.

That was a drop of 12.45 percent compared with the employment in mid January 2019.

Five of six workforce categories posted month-to-month decreases including  executives, officials and staff assistants, down 0.18 percent to 7,608 employees; maintenance of equipment and stores, down 0.43 percent to 22,647; transportation (other than train and engine), down 0.91 percent to 5,346; maintenance of way and structures, down 2.04 percent to 30,152; and transportation (train and engine), down 4.48 percent to 51,709.

Professional and administrative employment rose 0.35 percent to 10,849 employees.

On a year-over-year basis, all categories saw declines including maintenance of way and structures, down 3.99 percent; transportation (other than train and engine), down 4.21 percent; executives, officials and staff assistants, down 6.91 percent; professional and administrative, down 7.53 percent; maintenance of equipment and stores, down 16.49 percent; and transportation (train and engine), down 17.33 percent.

Employment Down at Class 1 Railroads in Mid October

December 3, 2019

Employment at Class 1 railroads in mid October was down 1.67 percent over the number of employees in mid September and down 9.51 percent from the October 2018 headcount.

U.S. Surface Transportation Board figures show the Class 1 carriers employed 134,582 people in mid October.

All but one of the STB’s six workforce categories showed month-to-month declines.

Executives, officials and staff assistants rose 0.37 percent increase to 7,653 employees between mid-September to mid-October.

Posting declines were transportation (train and engine), down 3.07 percent to 55,361 employees; maintenance of equipment and stores, down 1.4 percent to 23,780; maintenance of way and structures, down 0.49 percent to 31,330; professional and administrative, down 0.44 percent to 11,001; and transportation (other than train and engine), down 0.31 percent to 5,457.

On a year-over-year basis, all categories fell. Maintenance of equipment and stores, was down 13.12 percent; transportation (train and engine), was down 11.82 percent; executives, officials and staff assistant, was down 9.91 percent; professional and administrative, was down 6.86 percent; maintenance of way and structures, was down 3.77 percent; and transportation (other than train and engine), was down 4.38 percent.

BNSF employed 41,612, Union Pacific employed, 37,599; Norfolk Southern employed 23,251, CSX, employed 18,881; Canadian National/Grand Trunk employed 7,246; Kansas City Southern employed 3,031, and Canadian Pacific/Soo Line employed 2,962.