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.
If you’ve experienced the Grand Ole Opry, heard Elvis sing or listened to the Memphis blues, you know that music is big business in this southern state. Also important to Tennessee’s economy are its rail intermodal facilities handling large amounts of consumer goods like clothing, sporting goods and washing machines. Who knows, could be those famous blue suede shoes were delivered by rail.