Mine operator and independent contractor employees by sector, 2019 (N=331,610)

Keywords: Mining workforce
Sector Number of Employees
Noncoal contractor 73,856
Stone operator 68,941
Coal operator 54,557
Metal operator 40,937
Sand & gravel operator 39,596
Coal contractor 26,911
Nonmetal operator 26,812
Total 331,610
Data Source: MSHA

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