How Many Coal-Dependent Jobs Are There and How Important Are They?
By Terry Headley, American Coal Council
Dr. Roger Bezdek, MISI
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Energy Information Administration estimate that the number of jobs in the U.S. coal industry currently totals about 53,000. This paper utilizes a combination of existing data from various government and industry sources and original research to derive a more accurate estimate of the current coal-dependent employment in the U.S. — taking into account the coal industry’s entire profile…