Mining (except Oil and Gas): NAICS 212

About the Mining (except Oil and Gas) subsector

The mining (except oil and gas) subsector is part of the mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction sector.

Industries in the Mining (except Oil and Gas) subsector primarily engage in mining, mine site development, and beneficiating (i.e., preparing) metallic minerals and nonmetallic minerals, including coal. The term "mining" is used in the broad sense to include ore extraction, quarrying, and beneficiating (e.g., crushing, screening, washing, sizing, concentrating, and flotation), customarily done at the mine site.

North American Industry Classification System

The mining (except oil and gas) subsector consists of these industry groups:

  • Coal Mining: NAICS 2121
  • Metal Ore Mining: NAICS 2122
  • Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying: NAICS 2123

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment in mining (except oil and gas). These data are obtained from employer or establishment surveys. The following tables present an overview of the industry including the number of jobs, data for occupations common to the industry, and projections of occupational employment change.

Employment

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Mar.
2017
Apr.
2017
May
2017
Jun.
2017

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

183.9 185.4 (p)184.1 (p)184.5

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

134.7 140.6 (p)141.2  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2016

Continuous mining machine operators

11,270

Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators

11,170

First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers

7,200

Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators

19,480

Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer

13,740

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Projections

For projected (future) employment estimates, see the National Employment Matrix, which includes employment estimates by industry and occupation for mining (except oil and gas).

(Source: Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections)

Earnings and Hours

This section presents data on employee earnings and weekly hours. The latest industry averages of hourly earnings and weekly hours are shown. In addition, recent hourly and annual earnings are shown for occupations commonly found in mining (except oil and gas).

Earnings and Hours of All Employees

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Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017
Apr.
2017
May
2017

Average hourly earnings

$29.30 $30.08 $29.21 (p)$29.17

Average weekly hours

44.2 44.5 44.6 (p)44.7

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017
Apr.
2017
May
2017

Average hourly earnings

$26.99 $27.03 $26.62 (p)$26.55

Average weekly hours

45.5 46.1 46.3 (p)46.1

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2016
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Continuous mining machine operators

25.18 25.46 52,370 52,950

Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators

20.53 21.95 42,700 45,660

First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers

34.16 35.67 71,050 74,190

Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators

21.80 23.51 45,350 48,890

Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer

19.73 20.87 41,040 43,400

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Work-related Fatalities, Injuries, and Illnesses

This section presents data for the industry on the number of workplace fatalities and the rates of workplace injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers in mining (except oil and gas). An injury or illness is considered to be work-related if an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition or significantly aggravated a pre-existing condition.

Data series 2012 2013 2014 2015

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

38 40 38 28

Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

Data series 2015

Rate of injury and illness cases per 100 full-time workers

Total recordable cases

2.6

Cases involving days away from work, job restriction, or transfer

1.7

Cases involving days away from work

1.3

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

0.4

Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

(Source: Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities)

Prices

This section provides industry-specific pricing information. The producer price index measures the percentage change in prices that domestic producers receive for goods and services. The prices included in the producer price index are from the first commercial transaction. The export price index measures the percentage change in prices received by U.S. producers for goods and services sold outside the U.S.

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Mar.
2017
Apr.
2017
May
2017
Jun.
2017

Producer price index

(p)218.5 (p)220.8 (p)219.2 (p)219.1

Percent change from previous month

  (p)0.3% (p)1.1% (p)-0.7% (p)0.0%

Export index

103.4 99.4 102.6 101.7

Percent change from previous month

  -2.7% -3.9% 3.2% -0.9%

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Producer Price Indexes, International Price Program)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in mining (except oil and gas). Also included in this section is information on productivity, presented as the rate of change in output per hour of workers in the industry.

Establishments

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1st quarter
2016
2nd quarter
2016
3rd quarter
2016
4th quarter
2016

Number of establishments

Private industry

(p)7,136 (p)7,100 (p)7,061 (p)7,080

Local government

(p)5 (p)5 (p)5 (p)5

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

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2013 2014 2015 2016

Labor productivity index, output per hour

99.075 101.590 101.681 106.035

Percent change from previous year

6.4 2.5 0.1 4.3

Labor index, total labor hours

88.710 91.295 86.989 79.330

Percent change from previous year

-5.5 2.9 -4.7 -8.8

Output index

87.889 92.746 88.451 84.117

Percent change from previous year

0.6 5.5 -4.6 -4.9

Unit labor costs index

124.624 120.314 122.803 115.199

Percent change from previous year

-3.6 -3.5 2.1 -6.2

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: July 21, 2017