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.
Murray Energy Corporation and its Subsidiary Companies employ approximately 6,000 Americans and currently operate thirteen active coal mines, consisting of eleven underground longwall mining systems and forty-six continuous mining units in Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky, Utah, and West Virginia.
Few politicians have bound themselves more tightly to the fortunes of coal miners than West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice. Alongside his son, James Justice III, Justice owns a coal empire spanning dozens of mining companies across Appalachia. Under his watch, employment at those companies has plummeted ...
West Virginia: West Virginia, constituent state of the U.S. It was admitted as the 35th state of the union in 1863. It is bordered to the north by Pennsylvania, to the east by Maryland and Virginia, to the southwest by Kentucky, and to the northwest by Ohio.
The Coal Industry Extracted a Steep Price From West Virginia. Now Natural Gas Is Leading the State Down the Same Path. "It's déjà vu for the people who sat here 130 years ago and gave away our coal wealth to big out-of-state companies," one state senator said.