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 Rail Industry Trends

11/21/2018



Rail News: Rail Industry Trends

STB: U.S. Class I workforce grew in October


Class Is employed more maintenance-of-way workers in October compared with September's employment levels.
Photo – BNSF Railway Co.

advertisement

In mid-October, U.S. Class Is employed a total 148,719 people, up 0.37 percent over mid-September and 1.62 percent over October 2017, according to Surface Transportation Board employment data.

On a month-over-month basis, only the professional and administrative workforce category declined — down 0.35 percent to 11,811 people. The other five categories registered the following gains: executives, officials and staff assistants, up 0.96 percent to 8,495 employees; maintenance of way and structures, up 0.19 percent to 32,556; maintenance of equipment and stores, up 0.96 percent to 27,370; transportation (other than train and engine), up 0.79 percent to 5,707; and transportation (train and engine), up 0.22 percent to 62,780.

On a year-over-year basis, two categories showed declines: professional and administrative, down 3.16 percent; and maintenance of way and structures, down 2.15 percent.

Categories that reflected increases year over year were: executives, officials and staff assistants, up 3.38 percent; maintenance of equipment and stores, up 3.02 percent; transportation (other than T&E), up 0.72 percent; and transportation (T&E), up 3.9 percent.



Contact Progressive Railroading editorial staff.

More News from 11/21/2018