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9/21/2016



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STB: Class I employment down in August


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[Editor's note: Story was updated at 11 a.m. today.]

Class Is employed 152,753 people in the United States as of mid-August, up 0.02 percent since mid-July but down 9.61 percent year over year, according to the Surface Transportation Board.

All six employment categories reflected decreases in mid-August compared with mid-July as well as with mid-August a year ago.

The month-to-month comparison showed that the number of executives, officials and staff assistants fell 1.33 percent to 9,153; professional and administrative, down 0.27 percent to 13,658; maintenance of way and structures, down 0.59 percent to 35,986; maintenance of equipment and stores, down 0.72 percent to 28,292; transportation (other than train and engine), down 1.32 percent to 6,035; and transportation (train and engine), down 1.18 percent to 59,629.

Year over year, the number of executives, officials and staff assistants decreased 6.68 percent; professional and administrative, down 6.19 percent; maintenance of way and structures, down 6.04 percent; maintenance of equipment and stores, down 8.75 percent; transportation (other than train and engine), down 10.06 percent; and transportation (train and engine), down 13.10 percent.





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