Coal Mining Productivity by Production Range (Short Tons Coal Produced per Employee per Hour)


  Coal-Producing State, Region, and Mine Type Mine Production Range Total1
1,000 and Greater 500 to 1,000 200 to 500 100 to 200 50 to 100 10 to 50 Less Than 10
2008 Virginia 2.89 3.34 2.63 2.17 2.42 2.21 1.33 2.67
Underground 3.12 2.98 2.6 2.08 2.85 2.37 2.05 2.71
Surface N/A 3.75 2.67 2.34 1.79 2.11 1.01 2.59
2007 Virginia 3.3 2.95 2.98 2.54 2.62 2.19 1.15 2.82
Underground 3.7 2.87 2.84 2.38 2.82 2.1 0.96 2.96
Surface N/A 3.26 3.06 2.95 2.1 2.31 1.27 2.61
2006 Virginia 4.01 3.27 3.05 2.05 2.30 2.27 0.04 2.67
Underground 4.15 3.06 2.62 2.06 2.10 2.00 0.03 2.48
Surface 3.62 3.57 3.71 1.99 2.85 2.86 0.08 3.07
2005 Virginia 3.27 3.69 3.04 2.38 2.37 1.43 0.05 2.54
Underground 2.963 3.19 2.92 2.12 2.16 1.21 0.05 2.25
Surface 3.92 4.27 3.24 3.03 3.27 1.99 0.06 3.13
2004 Virginia 4.12 3.88 3.36 2.67 2.36 1.85 * 2.95
Underground 4.13 3.74 3.21 2.62 2.46 1.50 * 2.83
Surface 4.10 4.05 3.60 2.88 2.16 2.69 * 3.22
2003 Virginia 4.64 4.07 3.59 2.82 2.37 2.3 * 3.17
Underground 4.65 3.77 3.39 2.8 2.51 2.41 * 3.07
Surface 4.63 4.54 3.85 2.92 1.68 2.18 * 3.41
2002 Virginia 4.34 3.97 3.5 2.74 2.34 2.27 * 2.94
Underground 4.34 3.64 3.2 2.79 2.33 2.16 * 2.81
Surface - 4.21 4.05 2.6 2.39 2.88 * 3.25
2001 Virginia 4.3 3.87 3.2 2.94 2.41 1.96 * 2.94
Underground 4.2 3.38 2.76 2.57 2.36 1.8 * 2.69
Surface 5.05 4.93 4.19 4.06 2.57 2.8 * 3.67


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