Total employment in the United States mining industry from 1998 to 2017 (in 1,000)*

U.S. mining industry total employment 1998-2017 This statistic shows the number of people employed in the United States mining industry from 1998 to 2017. In 2017, there were some 621,000 people employed by the U.S. mining industry. The U.S. mining industry has been active since colonial times, and continues to be an important industry.
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Number of employees in thousands
1998570
1999531
2000521
2001537
2002509
2003502
2004523
2005558
2006615
2007658
2008717
2009640
2010649
2011727
2012794
2013810
2014842
2015751
2016611
2017621
Number of employees in thousands
1998570
1999531
2000521
2001537
2002509
2003502
2004523
2005558
2006615
2007658
2008717
2009640
2010649
2011727
2012794
2013810
2014842
2015751
2016611
2017621
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This statistic shows the number of people employed in the United States mining industry from 1998 to 2017. In 2017, there were some 621,000 people employed by the U.S. mining industry. The U.S. mining industry has been active since colonial times, and continues to be an important industry.
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Release date
July 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
1998 to 2017
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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