Class I railroad employment up slightly in March

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Surface Transportation Board reported that Class I rail employment rose slightly in March. Railroads employed 149,323 workers in the United States as of mid-March, up 0.32 percent since mid-February but down 2.86 percent compared with mid-March 2016.

Workforce decreases in mid-March compared with mid-February included executives, officials and staff assistants, down 0.44 percent to 9,058; maintenance of equipment and stores, down 0.05 percent to 27,927; and transportation (other than train and engine), down 0.73 percent to 5,844.

Compared with mid-February, the number of professional and administrative workers rose 0.03 percent to 13,204; maintenance-of-way and structures, up 0.09 percent to 34,099; and transportation (train and engine), up 0.92 percent to 59,191.

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