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(Source: Progressive Railroading 07/22/2020)

Year over year, all employment categories showed decreases. Photo – BNSF Railway Co.

Class Is employed 116,128 workers in mid-June, down 2.31 percent from May’s employment levels and down 17.99 percent year over year, according to Surface Transportation Board (STB) data.

All employment categories logged month-to-month decreases. They were maintenance of equipment and stores, down 6.13 percent to 19,985 people; transportation (train and engine), down 2.57 percent to 42,536; transportation (other than train and engine), down 1.36 percent to 5,135; professional and administrative, down 0.77 percent to 10,512; executives, officials and staff assistants, down 0.46 percent to 7,591; and maintenance of way and structures, down 0.45 percent to 30,369.

Year over year, all categories showed decreases. They were transportation (train and engine), down 28.63 percent;  maintenance of equipment and stores, down 21.22 percent; professional and administrative, down 8.22 percent; transportation (other than train and engine), down 7.63 percent; maintenance of way and structures, down 4.69 percent; and executives, officials and staff assistances, down 2.13 percent.

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