Progressive Railroading

Newsletter Sign Up
Stay updated on news, articles and information for the rail industry



This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.





RAIL EMPLOYMENT

Rail News Home HomePage

11/3/2015



Rail News: HomePage

STB: Class I employment falls in all categories in September


advertisement

Class I railroads employed 167,023 employees in the United States as of mid-September, down 1 percent compared with a year ago and down 1.17 percent compared with mid-August, according to the Surface Transportation Board (STB).

All the reported employment categories reflected workforce decreases in mid-September compared with mid-August: Executives, officials and staff assistants, down 0.73 percent; professional and administrative, down 1.61 percent; maintenance-of-way and structures, down 0.59 percent; maintenance of equipment and stores, down 0.51 percent; transportation (other than train and engine), down 0.51 percent; and transportation (train and engine), down 1.82 percent.

Year over year, three of the six categories reflected decreases. They were: executives, officials and staff assistants, down 2.10 percent; transportation (other than train and engine), down 0.34 percent; and transportation (train and engine), down 4.21 percent.

Categories showing year-over-year increases were: professional and administrative, up 1.14 percent; maintenance of way and structures, up 2.13 percent; and maintenance of equipment and stores, up 1.83 percent.



Contact Progressive Railroading editorial staff.

More News from 11/3/2015