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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