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Mining employment decreases 127,000 over the year ended June 2016

July 11, 2016

Employment in the mining industry declined by 127,000 from June 2015 to June 2016. Mining employment has not recorded a 12-month increase since January 2015, when it added 16,600 jobs. The job losses have been broad based. Support activities for mining (-89,900), oil and gas extraction (-19,800), coal mining (-12,900), metal ore mining (-2,900), and nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying (-1,600) all had decreasing employment from June 2015 to June 2016.

12-month change in employment in selected mining industries, seasonally adjusted, 2006–2016
Month Mining Oil and gas
extraction
Mining, except
oil and gas
Coal
mining
Metal ore
mining
Nonmetallic mineral
mining and quarrying
Support activities
for mining

Jan 2006

51,700 4,700 8,600 3,900 1,600 3,000 38,400

Feb 2006

52,800 6,900 9,600 5,200 1,700 2,700 36,300

Mar 2006

54,300 6,600 11,300 6,600 1,900 2,900 36,400

Apr 2006

57,600 8,200 9,500 6,200 2,000 1,500 39,900

May 2006

56,900 7,900 8,000 5,700 1,900 300 41,000

Jun 2006

59,200 9,700 6,800 4,600 2,300 0 42,700

Jul 2006

63,800 9,400 8,400 3,700 4,000 700 46,000

Aug 2006

63,300 10,800 6,600 4,000 4,200 -1,600 45,900

Sep 2006

60,600 9,900 7,300 2,800 5,200 -700 43,400

Oct 2006

60,900 11,000 6,300 2,800 5,500 -2,000 43,600

Nov 2006

56,500 9,900 4,800 2,000 4,100 -1,500 41,800

Dec 2006

56,900 11,300 4,800 2,100 3,700 -1,000 40,800

Jan 2007

53,100 11,900 3,100 1,400 3,300 -1,600 38,100

Feb 2007

52,400 11,700 1,400 -700 3,700 -1,700 39,300

Mar 2007

50,700 11,600 1,000 -1,600 3,600 -900 38,100

Apr 2007

44,500 11,000 2,700 -1,700 4,000 300 30,800

May 2007

46,400 10,900 3,000 -2,100 3,900 1,300 32,500

Jun 2007

43,000 10,600 3,800 -1,700 3,900 1,600 28,600

Jul 2007

44,300 11,400 3,700 -800 4,000 500 29,200

Aug 2007

39,800 10,200 4,200 -1,300 4,300 1,200 25,400

Sep 2007

36,900 10,500 3,200 -800 4,000 0 23,200

Oct 2007

33,200 11,000 3,500 -600 4,300 -200 18,700

Nov 2007

38,100 13,600 2,900 200 4,300 -1,500 21,600

Dec 2007

38,600 14,100 1,400 -700 4,800 -2,700 23,100

Jan 2008

43,200 14,100 3,500 -300 5,200 -1,200 25,600

Feb 2008

40,100 13,300 1,900 300 4,700 -3,000 24,900

Mar 2008

43,500 13,400 1,100 500 4,700 -4,100 29,000

Apr 2008

38,600 10,200 -1,600 700 4,200 -6,500 30,000

May 2008

42,200 14,800 2,100 2,600 4,300 -4,800 25,300

Jun 2008

47,400 14,600 2,600 3,600 4,000 -5,200 30,200

Jul 2008

46,400 15,100 2,100 3,200 3,900 -5,000 29,200

Aug 2008

54,800 16,300 4,300 5,800 3,600 -5,000 34,200

Sep 2008

58,600 17,200 3,900 6,600 3,600 -6,300 37,500

Oct 2008

56,000 15,000 4,200 7,400 3,200 -6,400 36,800

Nov 2008

44,200 13,400 3,000 8,400 1,900 -7,300 27,800

Dec 2008

35,100 13,600 2,200 9,100 1,200 -8,100 19,300

Jan 2009

20,100 10,300 -1,200 9,200 -700 -9,800 11,000

Feb 2009

5,100 9,400 -3,400 8,600 -2,100 -10,000 -900

Mar 2009

-20,100 6,400 -7,900 7,600 -3,500 -12,000 -18,600

Apr 2009

-35,200 6,800 -9,300 5,900 -4,800 -10,500 -32,700

May 2009

-58,900 1,700 -15,600 3,000 -5,500 -13,100 -45,000

Jun 2009

-74,800 700 -19,600 700 -5,700 -14,500 -55,900

Jul 2009

-86,700 -2,000 -21,500 -500 -6,300 -14,700 -63,200

Aug 2009

-103,300 -5,300 -25,300 -2,700 -7,000 -15,700 -72,700

Sep 2009

-112,200 -6,700 -25,600 -4,200 -7,200 -14,200 -79,900

Oct 2009

-114,000 -6,900 -28,700 -6,500 -7,400 -14,800 -78,400

Nov 2009

-105,900 -8,400 -26,900 -8,200 -6,200 -12,500 -70,600

Dec 2009

-101,800 -11,800 -25,400 -8,600 -5,700 -11,100 -64,600

Jan 2010

-88,300 -8,600 -24,200 -8,600 -3,500 -12,100 -55,500

Feb 2010

-69,600 -8,000 -20,400 -7,300 -2,100 -11,000 -41,200

Mar 2010

-45,800 -5,900 -14,900 -6,100 -1,000 -7,900 -25,000

Apr 2010

-24,900 -3,200 -12,100 -4,700 1,200 -8,500 -9,600

May 2010

1,700 -1,800 -7,600 -1,900 2,200 -7,800 11,100

Jun 2010

15,000 -2,500 -4,300 -800 2,400 -5,900 21,800

Jul 2010

29,000 -1,200 -700 1,000 3,000 -4,600 30,900

Aug 2010

45,800 1,700 2,900 1,200 3,800 -2,100 41,200

Sep 2010

58,800 2,500 5,700 2,600 4,100 -900 50,600

Oct 2010

69,700 4,100 9,300 4,400 4,600 300 56,300

Nov 2010

73,000 4,500 11,000 5,500 4,800 700 57,500

Dec 2010

71,700 5,700 9,400 6,300 4,800 -1,700 56,600

Jan 2011

67,400 6,200 10,200 6,100 4,500 -400 51,000

Feb 2011

64,200 7,800 9,900 4,500 4,800 600 46,500

Mar 2011

72,000 10,000 10,500 5,300 4,900 400 51,500

Apr 2011

83,500 12,000 14,300 6,800 5,100 2,400 57,200

May 2011

84,200 11,700 15,700 7,300 5,300 3,000 56,800

Jun 2011

90,800 13,100 17,700 8,100 5,900 3,800 60,000

Jul 2011

94,700 14,300 16,400 6,900 5,900 3,400 64,000

Aug 2011

90,800 14,200 16,600 7,400 5,900 3,400 60,000

Sep 2011

92,400 16,300 15,200 7,300 5,700 2,100 60,900

Oct 2011

91,200 16,500 15,500 6,800 5,400 3,400 59,200

Nov 2011

87,600 17,300 12,200 6,200 5,200 800 58,100

Dec 2011

95,600 19,300 14,800 5,400 5,300 4,100 61,500

Jan 2012

101,900 18,600 14,300 5,900 4,900 3,500 69,000

Feb 2012

106,900 18,400 14,100 6,300 4,400 3,500 74,400

Mar 2012

95,800 18,300 12,000 4,800 4,000 3,200 65,500

Apr 2012

81,500 16,100 7,500 2,000 3,200 2,400 57,900

May 2012

74,200 16,100 3,700 0 2,500 1,200 54,400

Jun 2012

60,800 16,700 -1,300 -2,400 1,700 -700 45,400

Jul 2012

48,100 15,900 -1,900 -3,200 1,600 -200 34,100

Aug 2012

43,300 15,200 -5,800 -5,700 1,600 -1,800 33,900

Sep 2012

28,600 12,600 -7,100 -7,800 2,000 -1,300 23,100

Oct 2012

13,600 11,100 -11,100 -10,100 1,700 -2,800 13,600

Nov 2012

19,100 11,200 -9,600 -10,500 1,900 -1,000 17,500

Dec 2012

16,200 11,300 -9,900 -10,600 1,600 -800 14,800

Jan 2013

13,100 11,800 -8,900 -11,300 1,600 800 10,200

Feb 2013

10,500 12,300 -8,200 -10,000 1,600 200 6,400

Mar 2013

9,100 9,500 -9,300 -9,500 1,800 -1,700 8,900

Apr 2013

3,300 8,700 -12,700 -10,300 1,100 -3,700 7,300

May 2013

3,600 6,900 -11,400 -9,300 1,200 -3,300 8,100

Jun 2013

8,100 4,800 -9,500 -7,400 500 -2,500 12,800

Jul 2013

11,700 4,200 -10,800 -6,500 -600 -3,700 18,300

Aug 2013

14,900 4,000 -9,800 -5,000 -1,100 -3,700 20,700

Sep 2013

22,000 3,800 -8,800 -4,300 -2,100 -2,500 27,000

Oct 2013

32,400 3,600 -5,600 -1,900 -1,800 -1,900 34,400

Nov 2013

22,100 3,400 -4,900 -1,800 -2,800 -300 23,600

Dec 2013

16,800 1,800 -8,000 -1,900 -2,700 -3,500 23,000

Jan 2014

19,300 900 -6,700 -2,300 -3,400 -1,000 25,100

Feb 2014

16,500 600 -7,000 -4,500 -2,000 -500 22,900

Mar 2014

18,700 -100 -6,700 -6,000 -1,500 700 25,500

Apr 2014

29,200 1,000 -2,200 -3,900 -1,300 3,100 30,400

May 2014

26,100 3,300 -3,600 -4,800 -1,400 2,600 26,400

Jun 2014

27,400 5,100 -3,000 -4,900 -700 2,500 25,300

Jul 2014

32,800 5,200 100 -4,000 700 3,400 27,500

Aug 2014

31,800 4,600 0 -4,800 500 4,400 27,200

Sep 2014

36,400 5,500 300 -4,500 800 4,100 30,600

Oct 2014

32,000 8,200 -1,000 -5,700 700 4,000 24,800

Nov 2014

30,800 7,500 -2,700 -6,300 1,600 2,000 26,000

Dec 2014

30,400 7,200 200 -6,900 1,200 5,900 23,000

Jan 2015

16,600 4,700 -1,500 -7,000 1,500 4,000 13,400

Feb 2015

-500 1,700 -3,500 -6,400 -400 3,400 1,300

Mar 2015

-20,700 3,500 -4,000 -5,800 -1,200 3,100 -20,200

Apr 2015

-41,600 -1,500 -6,500 -6,300 -1,500 1,400 -33,600

May 2015

-62,300 -3,500 -6,300 -7,100 -1,600 2,300 -52,500

Jun 2015

-69,800 -5,600 -8,100 -7,900 -2,300 2,100 -56,100

Jul 2015

-84,800 -5,500 -10,500 -8,900 -3,300 1,700 -68,800

Aug 2015

-95,400 -6,800 -10,300 -8,600 -3,200 1,500 -78,300

Sep 2015

-112,900 -9,200 -12,400 -8,800 -3,500 -200 -91,300

Oct 2015

-114,900 -14,200 -12,200 -8,100 -4,100 0 -88,500

Nov 2015

-126,700 -15,800 -13,500 -9,000 -4,500 100 -97,400

Dec 2015

-134,500 -17,700 -14,700 -9,400 -4,400 -800 -102,100

Jan 2016

-138,900 -17,000 -15,800 -9,800 -4,600 -1,300 -106,100

Feb 2016

-141,500 -17,500 -15,900 -10,700 -4,100 -1,200 -108,100

Mar 2016

-140,100 -20,000 -16,500 -11,300 -4,400 -700 -103,600

Apr 2016

-135,900 -18,200 -16,600 -12,000 -4,400 -400 -101,100

May 2016

-123,900 (p) -18,600 (p) -18,400 (p) -12,400 (p) -4,000 (p) -2,000 (p) -86,900 (p)

Jun 2016

-127,000 (p) -19,800 (p) -17,300 (p) -12,900 (p) -2,900 (p) -1,600 (p) -89,900 (p)
Footnotes:

(p) Preliminary.

Since reaching a peak in September 2014, mining employment has declined by 211,000. Support activities for mining accounted for 159,000 jobs lost during this period. Employment in mining is currently at its lowest level since April 2010.

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics program. Data are preliminary. To learn more, see "The Employment Situation — June 2016" (HTML) (PDF). Charts and analysis of nonfarm employment data can be found in Current Employment Statistics Highlights: June 2016; for additional charts, see Graphics for Economic News Releases: The Employment Situation.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Mining employment decreases 127,000 over the year ended June 2016 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2016/mining-employment-decreases-127000-over-the-year-ended-june-2016.htm (visited November 22, 2019).

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