Employment

COUNTY DIRECT EMPLOYMENT TOTALS

01           Boone                             4,656

02           Wyoming                         1,833

03           Mingo                              1,806

04           Logan                              1,741

05           Kanawha                          1,540

06           Raleigh                            1,403

07           Monongalia                       1,173

08           McDowell                         1,106

09           Marshall                           1,039

10           Harrison                              790

11            Fayette                               606

12            Marion                                590

13            Nicholas                             552

14            Wayne                               456

15            Webster                             388

16            Barbour                              289

17            Preston                              255

18            Upshur                               254

19            Greenbrier                          180

20            Clay                                  156

21            Randolph                           146

22            Lincoln                              124

23            Braxton                             120

24            Tucker                              114

25            Grant                                103

26            Brooke                               44

27            Mineral                               14

28            Mercer                               12

              Total                            20,553

 

 

STATE AND NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT DATA

Coal Companies Operating in WV                               233

 

Number of Mines                                                          552

Underground                                                                 308

Surface                                                                        244

 

 

West Virginia Coal Employment                              34,527

Underground                                                             13,053

Surface                                                                      6,154

Coal Handling Facilities                                               2,342

Contractors                                                              12,978

 

Transportation

Rail                                                                   97,789,053

River                                                                  16,167,452

Truck                                                                 34,545,859

 

Estimated Average Annual Coal Wage                  $62,700

 

Highest Employment by County - Boone                   3,893

 

Largest Mine Employment 

McElroy Mine, McElroy Coal Co.                                     855

 

 

National Employment - 2008                                    82,873

Underground                                                             49,575

Surface                                                                    37,144