Mine operator and independent contractor employees by sector, 2020 (N=296,909)

Keywords: Mining workforce
Sector Number of Employees
Stone operator 67,898
Noncoal contractor 64,374
Coal operator 43,730
Metal operator 39,163
Sand & gravel operator 37,875
Nonmetal operator 23,983
Coal contractor 19,886
Total 296,909
Data Source: MSHA

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