Tuesday, April 7, 2009

About All of Those Jobs VUI is Promising...

According to the the National Mining Association, the total number of mining jobs in the US in 2003 was 320,149. That's the number of all mining jobs in the US including coal, minerals, metals, sand/gravel, etc. The total number of uranium mining jobs in 2003? 321. That's right, three hundred and twenty-one...321. In the entire United States.

From the National Mining Association:

The mining industry is vital to the American economy. In 2003, the value of minerals was $57 billion. The value of metals produced in the United States was $8.3 billion. Industrial mineral production value was $29.6 billion in 2003, the same as in 2002.

The top nine mineral commodities produced in 2003 were crushed stone, portland cement, construction sand and gravel, gold, copper, iron ore, lime, and salt. In 2003, the U.S. produced 1,071,752,000 short tons of coal valued at $19.1 billion. The mining industry employed 320,149 workers, with an average annual income of $50,734.

Employment 1

Coal 104,824

Metal 28,080

Nonmetal 22,770

Sand and gravel 43,910

Stone 79,407

Uranium 321

Total 320,149


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