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Table 02. Average Number of EMPLOYEES at Metallic 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

19,697

4,441

24,138

24,705

407

77

25,189

1979

20,935

5,082

26,017

27,079

348

65

27,492

1980

21,333

6,216

27,549

26,705

354

90

27,149

1981

21,665

6,882

28,547

28,572

343

16

28,931

1982

14,701

4,827

19,528

17,016

417

7

17,440

19831

9,322

3,348

12,670

12,396

341

-

12,737

1984

9,292

2,476

11,768

11,814

348

-

12,162

1985

8,177

2,084

10,261

10,552

345

-

10,897

1986

7,071

1,844

8,915

9,971

401

-

10,372

1987

6,883

1,902

8,785

11,692

476

-

12,168

1988

7,452

2,022

9,474

13,876

474

-

14,350

1989

7,751

2,172

9,923

15,940

464

-

16,404

1990

7,552

2,313

9,835

17,301

425

-

17,726

1991

6,642

2,011

8,653

16,883

432

-

17,315

1992

6,090

1,991

8,081

17,088

418

-

17,506

1993

5,607

1,637

7,244

16,702

388

82

17,172

1994

5,644

1,417

7,061

15,662

330

670

16,662

1995

6,060

1,500

7,560

16,458

323

728

17,509

1996

6,139

1,435

7,574

17,298

332

595

18,225

1997

6,221

1,378

7,599

16,714

344

545

17,603

1998

5,855

1,203

7,058

14,997

301

273

15,571

1999

5,294

1,193

6,487

13,002

287

229

13,518

2000

4,413

1,015

5,428

12,037

255

243

12,535

2001

4,443

900

5,343

10,679

240

157

11,076

2002

3,886

782

4,668

9,602

209

72

9,883

2003

3,695

791

4,486

9,001

189

50

9,240

2004

3,905

829

4,734

9,807

94

74

9,975

2005

4,128

836

4,964

10,079

96

100

10,275

2006

4,539

903

5,442

11,277

97

172

11,546

2007

5,333

936

6,269

12,440

106

209

12,755


 

Table 02. Average Number of EMPLOYEES at Metallic 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

49,327

2,504

29,589

81,420

11,507

92,927

1979

53,509

2,525

33,501

89,535

12,516

102,051

1980

54,698

1,217

33,733

89,648

12,621

102,269

1981

57,478

1,221

37,397

96,096

12,912

109,008

1982

36,968

704

24,352

62,024

9,803

71,827

19831

25,407

760

18,916

45,083

6,946

52,029

1984

23,930

942

19,358

44,230

6,017

50,247

1985

21,158

914

16,613

38,685

5,276

43,961

1986

19,287

565

14,500

34,352

4,709

39,061

1987

20,953

551

16,094

37,598

4,780

42,378

1988

23,824

415

17,971

42,210

5,451

47,661

1989

26,327

365

26,460

47,152

6,123

53,275

1990

27,561

391

20,025

47,977

6,028

54,005

1991

25,968

382

20,267

46,617

6,253

52,870

1992

25,587

359

19,297

45,243

6,134

51,377

1993

24,416

356

18,738

43,510

5,545

49,055

1994

23,723

374

17,840

41,937

5,438

47,375

1995

25,069

423

18,013

43,505

5,229

48,734

1996

25,799

340

18,159

44,298

5,473

49,771

1997

25,202

351

17,960

43,513

5,502

49,015

1998

22,629

330

17,065

40,024

5,258

45,282

1999

20,005

293

15,999

36,297

4,733

41,030

2000

17,963

305

15,074

33,342

4,308

37,650

2001

16,419

273

12,810

29,502

3,906

33,408

2002

14,551

261

10,764

25,576

3,361

28,937

2003

13,726

241

10,715

24,682

3,398

28,080

2004

14,709

203

10,293

25,205

3,660

28,865

2005

15,239

227

10,976

26,442

3,953

30,395

2006

16,988

201

11,444

28,633

4,241

32,874

2007

19,024

213

12,280

31,517

4,483

36,000

 

1Beginning in 1983, only operator data are available at this level of detail.