• ITVI.USA
    15,285.200
    -0.340
    0%
  • OTLT.USA
    2.779
    0.003
    0.1%
  • OTRI.USA
    21.420
    -0.030
    -0.1%
  • OTVI.USA
    15,255.990
    -0.630
    0%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    3.300
    -0.240
    -6.8%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    2.950
    -0.020
    -0.7%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.440
    0.000
    0%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.310
    0.060
    1.8%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.150
    0.020
    0.9%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    3.950
    -0.100
    -2.5%
  • WAIT.USA
    126.000
    1.000
    0.8%
  • ITVI.USA
    15,285.200
    -0.340
    0%
  • OTLT.USA
    2.779
    0.003
    0.1%
  • OTRI.USA
    21.420
    -0.030
    -0.1%
  • OTVI.USA
    15,255.990
    -0.630
    0%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    3.300
    -0.240
    -6.8%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    2.950
    -0.020
    -0.7%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.440
    0.000
    0%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.310
    0.060
    1.8%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.150
    0.020
    0.9%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    3.950
    -0.100
    -2.5%
  • WAIT.USA
    126.000
    1.000
    0.8%
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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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