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Table 02. Average Number of EMPLOYEES at Metal/Nonmetal1 Operations

in the United States, by Primary Activity, 1978-2007

 

 

Year

Underground Mines

Surface Mines

 

Underground

Surf at UG

Total

Strip

Dredge

Other

Total

1978

27,661

6,201

33,862

106,113

6,941

367

113,421

1979

29,000

7,092

36,092

115,331

6,737

310

122,378

1980

29,821

8,972

38,793

110,814

6,108

476

117,398

1981

29,860

10,055

39,915

105,715

5,470

37

111,222

1982

21,911

7,508

29,419

80,501

4,786

25

85,312

1983

15,715

6,422

22,137

80,798

4,802

465

86,065

1984

15,848

4,140

19,988

85,997

5,141

72

91,210

1985

14,224

3,953

18,177

88,660

5,409

16

94,085

1986

12,854

3,552

16,406

87,476

5,352

11

92,839

1987

12,381

3,838

16,219

89,288

5,741

1

95,030

1988

13,334

4,269

17,603

92,672

5,606

-

98,278

1989

13,905

5,530

19,435

96,410

5,813

-

102,223

1990

13,765

4,891

18,656

98,097

5,647

-

103,744

1991

12,584

4,660

17,244

94,592

5,752

-

100,344

1992

11,945

4,361

16,306

94,117

5,367

-

99,484

1993

11,236

4,015

15,251

93,341

5,363

82

98,786

1994

11,537

4,381

15,918

98,529

5,470

753

104,752

1995

12,097

4,981

17,078

99,393

5,401

931

105,725

1996

12,079

4,241

16,320

99,206

5,288

774

105,268

1997

12,368

4,296

16,664

104,264

5,496

724

110,484

1998

12,022

3,744

15,766

104,913

5,175

433

110,521

1999

11,316

3,706

15,022

108,019

5,353

850

114,222

2000

10,781

4,200

14,981

109,241

5,335

585

115,161

2001

10,800

3,692

14,492

107,848

5,323

361

113,532

2002

9,410

2,921

12,331

104,676

5,150

158

109,984

2003

8,717

2,832

11,549

103,295

5,430

131

108,856

2004

9,173

3,309

12,482

106,968

5,578

193

112,739

2005

9,792

3,538

13,330

111,526

5,691

242

117,459

2006

10,605

4,109

14,714

118,558

5,774

291

124,623

2007

12,628

5,234

17,862

125,271

5,625

419

131,315


Table 02. Average Number of EMPLOYEES at Metal/Nonmetal1 Operations

in the United States, by Primary Activity, 1978-2007 continued:

 

 

Year

Total Mining

Indp Shops/Yrds

Mills

Total w/o Office

Office

Grand Total

1978

147,283

2,918

101,420

251,621

36,956

288,577

1979

158,470

2,957

107,679

269,106

38,979

308,085

1980

156,191

1,444

105,422

263,057

38,578

301,635

1981

151,137

1,396

106,346

258,879

37,969

296,848

1982

114,731

874

81,553

197,158

32,867

230,025

1983

108,202

1,291

75,436

184,929

29,732

214,661

1984

111,198

1,550

77,992

190,740

28,987

219,727

1985

112,262

1,108

76,087

189,457

28,655

218,112

1986

109,245

737

72,178

182,160

27,478

209,638

1987

111,249

738

73,185

185,172

28,360

213,532

1988

115,881

674

80,105

196,660

28,762

225,422

1989

121,658

601

82,041

204,300

30,249

234,549

1990

122,400

598

82,007

205,005

30,685

235,690

1991

117,588

565

81,112

199,275

30,832

230,107

1992

115,790

537

77,129

193,456

31,111

224,567

1993

114,037

528

74,854

189,419

29,901

219,320

1994

120,670

654

74,764

196,088

29,410

225,498

1995

122,803

719

77,008

200,530

29,006

229,536

1996

121,588

678

77,936

200,202

28,843

229,045

1997

127,148

647

78,698

206,493

29,422

235,915

1998

126,287

616

78,961

205,864

29,368

235,232

1999

129,244

564

79,282

209,090

29,762

238,852

2000

130,142

563

80,271

179,047

30,018

240,450

2001

128,024

553

75,583

204,160

28,610

232,770

2002

122,315

567

67,778

190,660

27,488

218,148

2003

120,405

530

67,224

188,159

27,166

215,325

2004

125,221

571

66,773

192,565

27,709

220,274

2005

130,789

622

68,796

200,207

28,194

228,401

2006

139,337

541

71,454

211,332

29,190

240,522

2007

149,177

524

75,325

225,026

30,161

255,187

 

All numbers include contractors.

1Includes stone, sand and gravel operations.