U.S. mining industry total employment 1998-2018

This statistic shows the number of people employed in the United States mining industry from 1998 to 2018. In 2018, there were some 672,000 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.

Total employment in the United States mining industry from 1998 to 2018 (in 1,000)*

Number of employees in thousands
2018672
2017622
2016611
2015751
2014842
2013810
2012794
2011727
2010649
2009640
2008717
2007658
2006615
2005558
2004523
2003502
2002509
2001537
2000521
1999531
1998570
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Source

Release date

July 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1998 to 2018

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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