(Source: Progressive Railroading, July 29, 2022)

As of mid-June, U.S. Class Is employed 116,251 people, a 0.41% increase compared with employment levels in mid-May and a 0.28% increase from June 2021’s level, according to Surface Transportation Board data. Four out of six employment categories logged increases last month. They were professional and administrative, up 3.31% to 9,859 employees; executives, officials and staff assistants, up 0.99% to 7,763; maintenance of way and structures, up 0.45% to 28,492; and transportation (train and engine), up 0.01% to 48,080. Year over year, the category of transportation (train and engine) was up 1.34%.

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