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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.

Class 1 Employment Fell in July

August 21, 2020

The U.S. Surface Transportation Board reported this week that Class I railroads employed 117,230 people as of mid-July, down 0.95 percent from June and down 16.68 percent from July 2019 levels.

Five out of six employment categories logged month-to-month decreases including maintenance of way and stores, down 2.18 percent to 19,550 employees;  maintenance of way and structures, down 1.44 percent to 29,931; professional and administrative, down 1.25 percent to 10,381; transportation (other than train and engine), down 1.17 percent to 5,075; and executives, officials and staff assistants, down 0.92 percent to 7,521.

Transportation (train and engine) — posted an increase in employment since mid-June when the railroads employed 44,772, a 5.26 percent increase from mid-June.

On a year-over-year basis all employment categories declined.

The largest decline was in transportation (train and engine), which fell 24.49 percent.

Maintenance of equipment and stores was down 21.60 percent; professional and administrative, fell 9.18 percent; transportation (other than train and engine), dropped 8.82 percent; maintenance of way and structures, was down 5.65 percent;  and executives, officials and staff assistants, declined 3.03 percent.

Individual Class I work force levels in mid July 2020 were BNSF, 36,628; CSX, 17,052; CN/Grand Trunk, 5,814; Kansas City Southern, 2,622; Norfolk Southern, 19,677; Canadian Pacific Soo Line, 2,617; and Union Pacific, 32,820.

Class 1 Employment Down in April

May 21, 2020

The U.S. Surface Transportation Board said Class 1 railroads employed 124,430 as of mid-April, down 2.69 percent from March and down 13.72 percent from April 2019 levels.

Four employment categories logged month-to-month decreases.

Those included transportation (train and engine), down 6.07 percent to 48,658 employees; maintenance of equipment and stores, down 1.6 percent to 21,709; transportation (other than train and engine), down 1.3 percent to 5,237; and professional and administrative, down 1.01 percent to 10,638.

Two categories increased. Executives, officials and staff assistants rose 1.35 percent to 10,638 people; and maintenance of way and structures climbed 0.44 percent to 30,518.

On a year over year basis, all categories logged decreases.

This included transportation (train and engine), down 20.41 percent; maintenance of equipment and stores, down 17.31 percent; transportation (other than train and engine), down 6.31 percent; professional and administrative, down 6.2 percent; maintenance of way and structures, down 4.84 percent; and executives, officials and staff assistants, down 2.04 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.

Class 1 Railroad Employment Fell in December

January 28, 2020

Employment by U.S. Class 1 railroads continued to sink last month.

The U.S. Surface Transportation Board said that in mid December 2019, the railroads employed 131,486 people, which was down 1.31 percent since mid November’s level and down 11 percent from the mid December 2018s count.

All six workforce categories posted month-to-month employment decreases.

This included executives, officials and staff assistants, down 0.09 percent to 7,622 employees; professional and administrative, down 0.91 percent to 10,811; maintenance of way and structures, down 1.48 percent to 30,780; maintenance of equipment and stores, down 2.67 percent to 22,745; transportation (other than train and engine), down 0.79 percent to 5,395; and transportation (train and engine), down 0.92 percent to 54,133.

On a year-over-year basis, all categories also posted decreases.

This included officials and staff assistants, down 7.53 percent; professional and administrative, down 7.61 percent; maintenance of way and structures, down 3.44 percent; maintenance of equipment and stores, down 16.73 percent; transportation (other than train and engine), down 4.55 percent; and transportation (train and engine), down 14.01 percent.

In mid December 2019 BNSF employed 40,714; Union Pacific, 37,105; Norfolk Southern, 22,294; CSX, 18,567; Canadian National/Grand Trunk, 6,902; Kansas City Southern, 3,026; and Canadian Pacific/Soo Line, 2,878.

Class 1 Railroad Employment Down 1% in November

December 28, 2019

The U.S. Surface Transportation Board reported this week that Class I railroads in mid November employed 133,225 people, which was down 1 percent from mid-October’s level and down 10.58 percent from November 2018.

All six workforce categories posted month-to-month employment decreases.
Executives, officials and staff assistants were down 0.31 percent to 7,629 employees; professional and administrative was down 0.83 percent to 10,910; maintenance of way and structures was down 0.28 percent to 31,242; maintenance of equipment and stores was down 1.72 percent to 23,370; transportation (other than train and engine) was down 0.35 percent to 5,438; and transportation (train and engine) was down 1.31 percent to 54,636.
On a year-over-year basis, all categories also logged decreases.

Executives, officials and staff assistants was down 7.97 percent; professional and administrative was down 7.75 percent; maintenance of way and structures was down 3.54 percent; maintenance of equipment and stores was down 15 percent; transportation (other than train and engine) was down 4.6 percent; and transportation (train and engine) was down 13.66 percent.

In November BNSF employed 41,551 people; Union Pacific had 37,013 workers, Norfolk Southern had 22,818; CSX had 18,783; Canadian National/Grand Trunk had 7,123; Kansas City Southern had 3,024; and  Canadian Pacific/Soo Line had 2,913.

Class 1 Employment Fell 1.74% in September

October 29, 2019

U.S. Class 1 railroad employment in mid September was down 1.74 percent from August to 136,865 the U.S. Surface Transportation Board said this week.

The September figure was down 7.63 percent from the workforce size in September 2018.

All six workforce categories saw decreases in September compared with August.

Employment by category in September was professional and administration, down 2.38 percent to 11,050 employees; transportation (train and engine), down 2.35 percent to 57,115; maintenance of equipment and stores, down 2.07 percent to 24,118; executives, officials and staff assistants, down 1.01 percent to 7,625; transportation (other than train and engine), down 0.74 percent to 5,474; and maintenance of way and structures, down 0.46 percent to 31,483.

On a year-over-year basis, the categories reflected the following decreases: Maintenance of equipment and stores, down 11.03 percent; executives, officials and staff assistants, down 9.38 percent; transportation (train and engine), down 8.82 percent; professional and administrative, down 6.77 percent; transportation (other than train and engine), down 3.32 percent; and maintenance of way and structures, down 3.11 percent.

Individual railroad employment in September by railroad was BNSF, 42,030; Union Pacific, 38,803; Norfolk Southern, 23,698; CSX, 19,003; Canadian National/Grand Trunk, 7,309; Kansas City Southern, 3,051; and Canadian Pacific/Soo Line, 2,971.

Class 1 Employment Continued Falling in August

September 20, 2019

Employment at U.S. Class 1 railroads in August was down 139,284 workers or 1.01 percent compared with July and down 5.98 percent with compared with August 2018

The U.S. Surface Transportation Board said that on a month-over-month basis, all employment categories logged decreases.

Executives, officials and staff assistants, were down 0.68 percent to 7,703 employees; professional and administrative were down 0.97 percent to 11,319; maintenance of way and structures were down 0.3 percent to 31,629; maintenance of equipment and stores were down 1.24 percent to 24,627; transportation (other than train and engine) were down 0.92 percent to 5,515; and transportation (train and engine) were down 1.35 percent to 58,491.

On a year over year basis all employment categories posted decreases.

They were executives, officials and staff assistants, down 8.95 percent; professional and administrative, down 5.49 percent; maintenance of way and structures, down 3.01 percent; maintenance of equipment and stores, down 8.61 percent; transportation (other than train and engine), down 3.25 percent; and transportation (train and engine), down 6.33 percent.

STB data showed that in August BNSF employed 42,659 workers; Union Pacific Railroad, 39,864; Norfolk Southern, 24,261; CSX, 19,115; and Kansas City Southern, 3,053.