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.
2019
Apr.
2019
May
2019
Jun.
2019

Employment (in thousands)

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

195.8 195.3 (p)195.4 (p)195.3

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees

142.4 145.0 (p)147.4  

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2018

Continuous mining machine operators

13,830

Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators

10,430

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

7,190

Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators

19,880

Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer

15,020

(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.
2019
Mar.
2019
Apr.
2019
May
2019

Average hourly earnings

$30.60 $30.83 $30.96 (p)$30.87

Average weekly hours

45.5 46.5 46.8 (p)46.6

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

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Feb.
2019
Mar.
2019
Apr.
2019
May
2019

Average hourly earnings

$27.20 $27.59 $27.61 (p)$27.81

Average weekly hours

44.7 46.6 46.9 (p)46.6

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2018
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Continuous mining machine operators

26.39 26.26 54,890 54,630

Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators

21.90 23.14 45,560 48,120

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

36.09 37.01 75,080 76,970

Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators

21.78 23.28 45,290 48,420

Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer

20.80 22.02 43,270 45,800

(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 2014 2015 2016 2017

Fatalities

Number of fatalities

38 28 22 32

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

Data series 2017

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

Total recordable cases

2.4

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

1.6

Cases involving days away from work

1.2

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.
2019
Apr.
2019
May
2019
Jun.
2019

Producer price index

(p)233.4 (p)232.6 (p)230.5 (p)231.1

Percent change from previous month

  (p)1.0% (p)-0.3% (p)-0.9% (p)0.3%

Export index

(r)118.9 (r)118.8 (r)120.0 117.9

Percent change from previous month

  (r)-0.3% (r)-0.1% (r)1.0% (r)-1.8%

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary
(r) Revised

(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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2018
2nd quarter
2018
3rd quarter
2018
4th quarter
2018

Number of establishments

Private industry

(p)7,009 (p)7,040 (p)7,014 (p)7,046

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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2015 2016 2017 2018

Labor productivity index, output per hour

101.295 104.111 107.560 103.786

Percent change from previous year

0.3 2.8 3.3 -3.5

Labor index, total labor hours

86.953 79.182 78.938 81.952

Percent change from previous year

-4.8 -8.9 -0.3 3.8

Output index

88.079 82.437 84.906 85.054

Percent change from previous year

-4.5 -6.4 3.0 0.2

Unit labor costs index

123.631 117.972 118.708 127.682

Percent change from previous year

2.0 -4.6 0.6 7.6

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

 

Data extracted on: July 16, 2019