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    Production and Employment Data by Mine Size


      2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990
    Total for all mines
    Number of Mines 261 252 269 265 292 295 323 327 341 361 352 355 325 373 405 404 421 494 480
    Short tons produced 24,170,134 24,905,379 29,519,181 26,937,574 30,486,961 31,445,858 31,746,140 32,600,564 33,210,226 32,253,994 34,001,907 36,889,161 36,725,571 35,917,213 38,805,087 40,090,564 42,561,785 42,335,194 46,498,814
    Number of Employees 4,394 4,358 4,782 4,764 4,501 4,353 4,956 5,261 4,926 5,456 5,802 6534 6,089 6,975 8,314 9,142 9,009 9,749 10,199
    Wages (thousands of dollars) 248,673 211,621 238,020 208,866 197,859 179,978 183,180 194,741 176,091 165,138 190,956 206,297 204,703 220,288 245,258 246,253 265,017 268,178 287,640
    Hours Worked 9,358,362 8,822,478 9,774,608 9,469,502 9,036,446 8,584,102 11,691,424 9,786,846 8,815,705 9,001,147 10,506,272 11,491,823 11,541,719 12,132,597 14,813,560 14,578,847 15,964,553 16,952,439 17,821,883
    Mine Size: Over 500,000 short tons
    Number of Mines 10 11 10 12 10 13 12 13 14 12 12 13 15 10 18 16 12 9 12
    Short tons produced 9,948,622 9,693,588 12,377,741 14,365,264 12,854,678 14,913,626 13,465,938 13,634,796 15,060,474 12,728,019 13,666,458 14,727,830 15,677,531 11,946,352 15,609,666 13,672,122 14,127,685 11,965,927 15,090,683
    Number of Employees 1,398 1,319 1,504 1,590 1,233 1,369 1,246 1,480 1,453 1,291 1,366 1,455 1,702 1,598 2,782 3,329 2,637 2,377 2,656
    Wages (thousands of dollars) 101,347 86,647 92,517 84,391 70,268 77,889 68,724 79,059 71,961 62,132 73,287 74,676 82,374 77,771 123,099 97,502 102,577 93,099 101,995
    Hours Worked 3,215,910 2,952,510 2,638,755 3,486,070 2,967,254 3,200,007 2,757,846 3,423,806 3,279,765 2,761,389 3,121,015 3,456,122 3,932,924 3,562,945 5,064,932 5,027,474 5,572,441 5,097,134 5,715,636
    Mine Size: 100,000-499,999 short tons
    Number of Mines 47 51 55 52 61 55 56 59 62 65 68 76 72 79 81 90 93 97 111
    Short tons produced 11,793,900 12,419,538 14,363,308 12,993,934 14,708,477 13,860,897 14,791,365 14,764,826 15,030,270 15,354,784 15,888,412 17,570,078 16,507,450 18,610,497 17,695,489 20,432,040 21,838,564 22,035,933 22,872,308
    Number of Employees 1,976 1,861 2,081 1,906 2,063 1,773 2,144 2,142 2,060 2,268 2,569 2,876 2,579 3,016 2,974 3,468 3,744 3,784 4,217
    Wages (thousands of dollars) 107,546 96,760 113,846 95,180 97,051 80,661 86,671 87,622 80,862 74,947 85,717 102,046 91,736 105,426 90,616 111,427 124,095 127,532 136,810
    Hours Worked 4,733,856 4,385,473 4,756,252 4,285,869 4,466,653 4,035,508 4,346,266 4,546,449 4,189,613 4,376,167 5,420,538 5,911,249 5,458,054 6,005,891 6,799,800 6,735,747 7,486,233 7,719,997 8,332,973
    Mine Size: 50,000-99,999 short tons
    Number of Mines 21 25 21 25 21 21 32 37 24 37 46 42 40 54 48 54 61 79 79
    Short tons produced 1,463,894 1,824,645 1,500,844 1,757,924 1,526,282 1,429,568 2,259,931 2,753,952 1,625,925 2,774,336 3,308,674 2,931,648 2,925,249 3,923,766 3,485,044 3,920,992 4,465,810 5,480,330 5,507,764
    Number of Employees 289 426 366 430 411 411 497 655 361 798 924 773 693 1,173 923 1,021 1,255 1,571 1,434
    Wages (thousands of dollars) 14,046 12,460 14,265 11,311 15,871 9,931 14,250 18,192 8,363 15,104 22,270 17,015 18,587 27,051 19,525 22,370 25,226 29,188 30,576
    Hours Worked 604,384 697,459 664,656 739,561 783,637 711,280 3,907,954 1,073,781 590,860 1,026,521 1,289,957 1,204,732 1,303,018 1,793,822 1,974,835 1,670,264 1,871,979 2,589,323 2,386,858
    Mine Size: 10,000-49,999 short tons
    Number of Mines 27 30 38 36 43 37 43 48 52 49 43 51 51 47 67 64 65 103 100
    Short tons produced 811,731 845,256 1,112,125 967,302 1,291,843 1,098,289 1,100,390 1,260,831 1,334,718 1,245,477 951,325 1,475,567 1,433,798 1,267,286 1,804,742 1,867,211 1,834,821 2,573,733 2,742,845
    Number of Employees 354 410 414 471 500 532 679 601 643 748 495 896 695 635 1,057 864 892 1,379 1,386
    Wages (thousands of dollars) 6,579 7,393 9,174 10,346 9,648 7,113 8,653 7,947 9,970 8,585 5,871 7,820 8,942 7,932 9,658 11,607 11,069 14,857 15,941
    Hours Worked 387,403 386,744 408,778 585,109 608,315 420,345 425,886 523,550 576,029 616,062 410,409 628,000 642,094 601,695 810,070 892,008 856,666 1,282,995 1,219,336
    Mine Size: 1- 9,999 short tons
    Number of Mines 34 27 38 31 32 26 31 47 51 38 51 55 46 54 55 51 65 76 71
    Short tons produced 151,987 122,351 165,164 140,958 105,681 143,478 128,516 186,159 158,839 151,378 187,038 184,038 181,543 169,312 210,146 198,199 294,905 279,271 285,214
    Number of Employees 181 135 270 176 193 154 221 283 302 234 361 382 303 446 459 423 440 587 469
    Wages (thousands of dollars) 10,361 981 2,013 1,527 1,369 751 1,059 1,309 2,621 1,382 1,753 2,140 1,524 1,429 2,008 3,162 1,714 2,836 2,156
    Hours Worked 114,420 106,863 104,976 86,358 43,722 42,308 72,509 101,133 80,979 81,451 158,255 139,898 132,264 115,097 138,477 239,183 154,646 218,007 150,721
    Mine Size: Licensed mines having zero tons production
    Number of Mines 122 108 107 97 125 143 149 123 138 160 132 118 101 129 136 129 125 130 107
    Short tons produced 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Number of Employees 196 209 147 191 101 114 169 100 107 117 87 152 117 107 119 37 41 51 37
    Wages (thousands of dollars) 8,795 7,379 6,204 6,111 3,653 3,634 3,823 613 2,315 2,988 2,058 2,600 1,540 679 352 185 336 666 162
    Hours Worked 302,389 293,914 259,788 286,535 166,865 174,654 180,963 118,127 98,459 139,827 106,098 151,822 73,365 53,147 25,446 14,171 22,588 44,983 16,359


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    Note:
  • Tables are a result of VCCER analysis. Totals may differ slightly from those listed elsewhere in this web site due to different data parameters and methods of obtaining information. Total average productivity is extrapolated by dividing total total short tons produced by total hours at all mines producing coal.
  • Totals may not equal sum of components due to independent rounding.
  • Mines were not required to report wages. During 1994, wages for 19 mines producing 1,001,661 tons were unavailable, and have not been included in these totals.


  • Source:
  • Original data provided by Virginia DMME, Division of Mines, Big Stone Gap, Virginia, USA.
  • Published in:
  • "Virginia Coal, 1998," and earlier publications, VCCER.



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