This statistic shows the number of people employed in the coal mining industry in the United Kingdom (UK) from 1920 to 2016. Once a major powerhouse of the UK's economy, the coal industry was the lifeblood of several regions, providing employment for more than one million workers.
Coal mining in the United Kingdom dates back to Roman times and occurred in many different parts of the country. Britain's coalfields are associated with Northumberland and Durham, North and South Wales, Yorkshire, the Scottish Central Belt, Lancashire, Cumbria, the East and West Midlands and Kent.
Thakadu said in a release to Creamer Media's Mining Weekly Online on Tuesday that commercial production is set for the first half of 2019 from a plant that is expected to create 60 permanent jobs and 200 employment opportunities during construction.