• DATVF.ATLPHL
    1.707
    -0.036
    -2.1%
  • DATVF.CHIATL
    1.840
    -0.138
    -7%
  • DATVF.DALLAX
    0.937
    0.021
    2.3%
  • DATVF.LAXDAL
    1.421
    -0.025
    -1.7%
  • DATVF.SEALAX
    0.971
    -0.035
    -3.5%
  • DATVF.PHLCHI
    1.033
    -0.036
    -3.4%
  • DATVF.LAXSEA
    2.041
    -0.059
    -2.8%
  • DATVF.VEU
    1.527
    -0.070
    -4.4%
  • DATVF.VNU
    1.404
    -0.040
    -2.8%
  • DATVF.VSU
    1.179
    -0.002
    -0.2%
  • DATVF.VWU
    1.506
    -0.047
    -3%
  • ITVI.USA
    9,646.100
    305.090
    3.3%
  • OTRI.USA
    6.600
    -0.170
    -2.5%
  • OTVI.USA
    9,653.700
    312.670
    3.3%
  • TLT.USA
    2.760
    0.020
    0.7%
  • WAIT.USA
    156.000
    -2.000
    -1.3%
  • DATVF.ATLPHL
    1.707
    -0.036
    -2.1%
  • DATVF.CHIATL
    1.840
    -0.138
    -7%
  • DATVF.DALLAX
    0.937
    0.021
    2.3%
  • DATVF.LAXDAL
    1.421
    -0.025
    -1.7%
  • DATVF.SEALAX
    0.971
    -0.035
    -3.5%
  • DATVF.PHLCHI
    1.033
    -0.036
    -3.4%
  • DATVF.LAXSEA
    2.041
    -0.059
    -2.8%
  • DATVF.VEU
    1.527
    -0.070
    -4.4%
  • DATVF.VNU
    1.404
    -0.040
    -2.8%
  • DATVF.VSU
    1.179
    -0.002
    -0.2%
  • DATVF.VWU
    1.506
    -0.047
    -3%
  • ITVI.USA
    9,646.100
    305.090
    3.3%
  • OTRI.USA
    6.600
    -0.170
    -2.5%
  • OTVI.USA
    9,653.700
    312.670
    3.3%
  • TLT.USA
    2.760
    0.020
    0.7%
  • WAIT.USA
    156.000
    -2.000
    -1.3%
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U.S. Class I railway employment declines in May

Class I freight railroads in the United States employed 149,032 workers as of the middle of May 2017, down 0.05 percent month-over-month and 2.4 percent year-over-year.

   Class I freight railroads across the United States employed 149,032 workers as of the middle of May 2017, a 2.4 percent decline from 152,726 employees during the same 2016 period, according to data from the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB).
   On a sequential basis, U.S. Class I employment fell 0.05 percent from 149,107 workers in mid-April.
   Broken down by employment category in mid-May:
     • Class I railway executives, officials and staff assistants totaled 8,745, down 1 percent month-over-month and 5.7 percent year-over-year;
     • Professional and administrative employees totaled 12,506, down 1.3 percent month-over-month and 8.6 percent year-over-year;
     • Maintenance of way and structures employees totaled 34,158, down 0.2 percent month-over-month and 6.1 percent year-over-year;
     • Maintenance of equipment and stores employees totaled 27,726, down 0.4 percent month-over-month and 4.7 percent year-over-year;
     • Transportation employees (not including train and engine) totaled 5,825, down 0.4 percent month-over-month and 5.9 percent year-over-year;
     • And train and engine workers totaled 60,072, up 0.6 percent month-over-month and 3.4 percent year-over-year.

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