Total employment in the United States mining industry from 1998 to 2016 (in 1,000)*

U.S. mining industry total employment 1998-2016 This statistic shows the employment in the United States mining industry from 1998 to 2016. In 1998, the number of employees in U.S. mining sector was around 570,000. In 2016, this number sat at 611,000 people.
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Number of employees in thousands
1998570
1999531
2000521
2001537
2002509
2003502
2004523
2005558
2006615
2007658
2008717
2009640
2010648
2011726
2012794
2013809
2014841
2015751
2016611
Number of employees in thousands
1998570
1999531
2000521
2001537
2002509
2003502
2004523
2005558
2006615
2007658
2008717
2009640
2010648
2011726
2012794
2013809
2014841
2015751
2016611
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This statistic shows the employment in the United States mining industry from 1998 to 2016. In 1998, the number of employees in U.S. mining sector was around 570,000. In 2016, this number sat at 611,000 people.
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Release date
August 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
1998 to 2016
Supplementary notes
All data revised under the 2014 Comprehensive Revision of the Industry Economic Accounts.
* Including oil and gas extraction, mining except oil and gas, and support activities for mining. Including full-time and part-time employees.

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