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11/1/2021



Rail News: Rail Industry Trends

Class I employment levels fell in September


The only category to register a month-over-month increase was transportation (other than train and engine), up 0.75% to 4,694 employees.
Photo – BNSF Railway Co.

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U.S. Class Is employed a total of 114,218 people in mid-September, down 0.19% compared to mid-August’s employment level and down 3.31% year-over-year, according to Surface Transportation Board data.

Five of six workforce categories registered month-over-month employment decreases in September. They were: transportation (train and engine), down 0.39% to 46,927 workers; executives, officials and staff assistants, down 0.32% to 7,248; professional and administrative, down 0.22% to 9,831; maintenance of equipment and stores, down 0.06% to 17,195; and  maintenance of way and structures, down 0.04% to 28,323.

The only category to register a month-over-month increase was transportation (other than train and engine), up 0.75% to 4,694 employees.

All categories reflected decreases year-over-year. They were: maintenance of equipment and stores, down 8.82%; transportation (other than train and engine), down 6.51%; professional and administrative, down 4.71%; maintenance of way and structures, down 3.81%; executives, officials and staff assistants, down 2.65%; and transportation (train and engine), down 0.23%.



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