Class I Railroad Employment Up

Class I railroad employment was up 0.66 percent in March compared with last year according to the Surface Transportation Board.  Top categories were Maintenance-of-Way and Structures, up 1.31 percent, Transportation (train and engine), up 0.68 percent, and Professional and administrative, up 0.16 percent.  Categories that declined were Transportation (other than train and engine), down 0.66 percent, Executives, officials, and staff assistants, down 0.60 percent, and Maintenance of equipment and stores down 0.02 percent.