This is the number of railroad workers in your state. Freight railroads employ more than 180,000 workers. The majority of the rail workforce is comprised of people who operate trains and those who maintain rail tracks and equipment.
This is the average compensation (benefits included) of a freight rail worker in your state. Rail jobs are among some of the nation’s highest paying and for most, a college degree is not required.
This is the top commodity produced in your state that is shipped by rail. America’s freight railroads transport a huge variety of commodities safely and affordably.
North Dakotans are used to enjoying one of the lowest lowest unemployment rates in America, but lately, residents are positively giddy. Thanks to railroads and an oil boom in the state’s western Bakken shale basin, the current rate (3.1 percent) is the lowest in the nation. In addition to roughly 75 percent of the crude oil produced in the state, railroads move huge amounts of farm and food products across the nation. Chances are, if you’ve consumed products made with wheat, oats, soy, canola or other grains and seeds, you’ve tasted a bit of North Dakota thanks to railroads.