RAILROAD LABOR PRODUCTIVITY

RAILROAD LABOR PRODUCTIVITY

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Rail Operations: Train-Miles per Employee Hour (monthly data, not seasonally adjusted)
Rail Operations: Train-Miles per Employee Hour (monthly data, not seasonally adjusted)

Train-miles per employee hour are used as a measure for labor productivity in railroad transportation.

Total train miles includes yard-switching miles.

Rail Operations Sep-01 Sep-02
Train-Miles/Employee hour 1.57  1.56
Train-Miles/Employee hours percent change from same month previous year 4.91 -0.75

NOTES: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.

This indicator of rail productivity differs from the data in Productivity Growth. The data sources are different, and this measure is based on train-miles while the other is based on ton-miles.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Safety Analysis; Dec. 10, 2002; available at: http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/officeofsafety/.