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Class 1 Employment Up in August

September 21, 2022

Employment in August at Class 1 railroads rose by 2.26 percent over the same level of August 2021.

Figures released by the U.S. Surface Transportation board showed the railroads employed 117,014 workers, which was a 0.52 percent increase from July’s employment level.

All but one out of six employment categories registered month-to-month increases.

They were transportation (train and engine), up 1.05 percent to 48,760 workers; transportation (other than train and engine), up 0.96 percent to 4,716; executives, officials and staff assistants, up 0.79 percent to 7,900; maintenance of equipment and stores, up 0.5 percent to 17,410; and maintenance of way and structures, up 0.07 percent to 28,437.

Seeing a decline was professional and administrative, which fell 1.15 percent to 9,791 employees.

On a year-over-year comparison, five of the six categories saw increases including executives, officials and staff assistants, up 8.65 percent; transportation (train and engine), up 3.5 percent; transportation (other than train and engine), up 1.22 percent; maintenance of equipment and stores, up 1.19 percent; and maintenance of way and structures, up 0.36 percent.

Class 1 Employment Up in July

August 25, 2022

Class 1 railroad employment rose slightly in July the U.S. Surface Transportation Board reported this week.

The STB report said the 116,407 Class 1 employees in the United States as of mid-July was 0.13 percent higher than the number employed the previous month.

The July 2022 workforce was 0.64 percent higher than it was in July 2021 levels.

Three out of six employment categories posted month-to-month increases including executives, officials and staff assistants, up 0.97 percent to 7,838 employees; professional and administrative, up 0.47 percent to 9,905; and transportation (train and engine), up 0.36 percent to 48,252.

Seeing declines were maintenance of equipment and stores, down 0.33 percent to 17,324 employees; maintenance of way and structures, down 0.26 percent to 28,417; and transportation (other than train and engine), down 0.09 percent to 4,671.

On a year over year comparison executives, officials and staff assistants were up 7.06 percent while train and engine was up 1.59 percent.

Seeing decreases were professional and administrative, down 1.8 percent; transportation (other than train and engine), down 1.27 percent; maintenance of equipment and stores, down 1.11 percent; and maintenance of way and structures, down 0.34 percent.

Class 1 Employment Up in June

July 31, 2022

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.

Class 1 Employment Up in February

April 13, 2022

U.S. Class 1 railroads had slightly more workers in mid-February the U.S. Surface Transportation Board reported this week.

The railroads employed 113,822, a 1.85 percent gain compared with mid-January. However, it was a 0.22 percent decrease compared with February 2021.

The only employment categories seeing increases were the professional and administrative category, which rose 0.34 percent to 9,639 in February.

The other categories registered the following increases: Transportation (train and engine), 2.9 percent to 47,096 people; transportation (other than train and engine), 1.68 percent to 4,733; executives, officials and staff assistants, 1.53 percent to 7,379; maintenance of equipment and stores, 1.4 percent to 17,177; and maintenance of way and structures, 1.26 percent to 27,798.

On a year-over-year comparison, gains were posted by transportation (train and engine), 2.84 percent; and executives, officials and staff assistants, 1.56 percent.

Seeing losses on a year-over-year comparison were professional and administrative, 5.45 percent; maintenance of equipment and stores, 5.18 percent; maintenance of way and structures, 0.54 percent; and transportation (other than train and engine), 0.36 percent.

Class 1 Employment Dipped 2.4 in January

March 12, 2022

U.S. Class I Railroad employment was down 2.4 percent in mid January compared with December 2021.

The railroads employed 111,754 people in January, which also was down 1.5 percent compared with January 2021, the U.S. Surface Transportation Board said.

All employment categories posted declines in January compared with December.

Transportation (train and engine) employment fell 3.87 percent to 45,767 workers; maintenance of equipment and stores was down 2.31 percent to 16,940; professional and administrative was down 1.4 percent to 9,672; maintenance of way and structures declined 1.15 percent to 27,452; transportation (other than train and engine) dipped 0.62 percent to 4,655; and executives, officials and staff assistants was down 0.21 percent to 7,268.

Five of the six categories saw year-over-year losses. They were maintenance of equipment and stores, down 6.33 percent; professional and administrative, down 5.35 percent; transportation (other than train and engine), down 1.48 percent;  maintenance of way and structures, down 0.6 percent; and executives, officials and staff assistants, down 0.34 percent.

Only transportation (train and engine) had a year-over-year increase, which was 0.54 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 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 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 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.