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Class I employment level changed little in May

(Source: Progressive Railroading, June 23, 2021)

Class Is employed 115,508 workers in mid-May, a 0.02% increase from Aprilís level but down 2.84% year over year, according to Surface Transportation Board (STB) data. Four of six employment categories logged increases from mid-April to mid-May. They were: maintenance of way and structures, up 0.55% to 28,690 workers; transportation (train and engine), up 0.2% to 47,044; executives, officials and staff assistants, up 0.17% to 7,278; and transportation (other than train and engine), up 0.13% to 4,721. Year over year, only transportation (train and engine) posted an increase. That category rose 7.75%.

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Thursday, June 24, 2021

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