(Source: Freight Waves, October 29, 2019)
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — In September, the U.S. operations of the Class I railroads employed the fewest number of workers in years, according to data from the Surface Transportation Board. The railroads had 136,865 employees on their rosters in September, which is the lowest monthly total in 2019 and the lowest total since January 2012, which is the earliest monthly data that FreightWaves has available. September’s total is 7.6% lower than September 2018 and down 1.7% from August 2019.
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