U.S. Class 1 rail employment rose in August

Written by David C. Lester, Managing Editor
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Class 1 railroad employment in August rose to its highest level in nearly two years.
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According to data from the Surface Transportation Safety Board, Class 1 railroad employment rose in August to its highest level since December 2020.

While this is a significant rise, the numbers are still below pre-pandemic levels.

The total August headcount was +2.3% over August 2021, and +0.5% over July 2022.

Train and engine employees were +3.5% over August 2021, at 48,760.

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