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5/17/2011



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U.S. Class Is ramped up employment levels last month


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The U.S. Class I workforce continued to grow last month. As of mid-April, the large roads employed 156,777 people, a 0.6 percent increase compared with March’s level and 3.8 percent gain compared with April 2010’s workforce, according to Surface Transportation Board (STB) data.

The only segment that declined on a month-over-month basis was professional and administrative staff, which fell 0.5 percent from March’s level to 13,577. However, the sector increased 2.2 percent on a year-over year basis.

All other workforce categories posted gains vs. April 2010 levels. The transportation (train and engine) workforce of 62,872 swelled 6 percent; transportation (other than T&E) workforce of 6,665 grew 2.6 percent; maintenance-of-way and structures workforce of 35,573 rose 2.5 percent; executives/officials/staff assistants ranks totaling 9,238 increased 2.4 percent; and maintenance of equipment and stores ranks totaling 35,573 grew 2 percent.

Compared with March levels, the workforce segments posted these gains: transportation (T&E), 0.4 percent; transportation (other than T&E), 0.9 percent; maintenance-of-way and structures, 1.7 percent; executives/officials/staff assistants, 0.6 percent; and maintenance of equipment and stores, 0.2 percent.

For more STB workforce data as of mid-April, follow this link to download a pdf file.


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