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U.S. Class I rail headcount tumbles 14% in 2020

(Source: Freight Waves, January 18, 2021)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The U.S. operations of the Class I railroads employed the fewest number of employees in 2020 since at least 2012. Headcount at U.S. Class I rail operations totaled 120,492 employees last year, a 14% decrease compared with 140,185 employees in 2019, according to data that companies provided to the Surface Transportation Board (STB). This annual average was the lowest since at least 2012, the earliest year that FreightWaves has data available.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

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