Thursday, September 17, 2009

Train crew employment up slightly in month

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Train crew employment on U.S. railroads in mid-August stood at 57,167, an increase of 353, or 0.62%, over July, although the transportation (train and engine) group trailed August 2008 numbers by 15.86%.

Also registering improvement in August was the transportation (other than train and engine) category, which at 6,685 was up 2.12% over July and 1.27% higher than in August 2008.

Total Class I employment in August at 150,064 was off 0.22%, or 336, from July and down 8.65% from August 2008.