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8/17/2012



Rail News: Labor

Latest STB data shows U.S. Class I workforce bigger than last year, but smaller than previous month


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As of mid-July, the U.S. Class Is employed 162,006 people, down 0.7 percent from mid-June’s level but up 1.9 percent from July 2011’s count, according to the latest Surface Transportation Board rail employment data.

Only one workforce segment — executives, officials and staff assistants — grew on a month-over-month basis, increasing 0.7 percent to 9,728. The five other segments posted the following declines: transportation (train and engine), 1.17 percent to 64,837; transportation (other than train and engine), 1.15 percent to 6,763; professional and administrative staff, 1 percent to 13,895; maintenance of way and structures, 0.4 percent to 37,116; and maintenance of equipment and stores, 0.3 percent to 29,667.

All six workforce categories registered year-over-year increases: executives, officials and staff assistants, 4.3 percent; maintenance of way and structures, 2.06 percent; maintenance of equipment and stores, 2.03 percent; transportation (T&E), 2.02 percent; transportation (other than T&E), 1 percent; and professional and administrative staff, 0.01 percent.


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