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Class I rail employment hits new low

(Source: Freight Waves, November 26, 2019)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Employee headcount levels for the U.S. rail operations of Class I railroads hit a new low in October amid a slump in U.S. rail traffic and the transition to precision scheduled railroading (PSR). The total number of employees working for Class I railroads in the U.S. was 134,582 last month, which is the fewest for 2019, according to data collected by the U.S. Surface Transportation Board. That is 9.5% lower than October 2018 and nearly 1.7% down from September of this year.

Full story: Freight Waves

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

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