Fewer Jobs Reported In The Coal Industry

Despite promises to reinvigorate the coal industry, Kentucky has fewer coal jobs today than when President Donald Trump took office two years ago. It’s according to a report on the Lexington Herald-Leader says coal employment averaged 6,550 in Kentucky in the first quarter of 2017 when Trump was sworn in. The estimated average in the July-through-September quarter this year was 6,381. That’s according to the state Energy and Environment Cabinet. Numbers have remained far below 2011 when Kentucky coal jobs topped 18,000.

Source: MG News

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