Employment / Productivity

 

Kentucky Coal Mine Productivity

The average Kentucky and U. S. coal mine productivity peaked in 2000, and has decreased slightly through 2004.

*state employment numbers (see Employment / Wages by County) differ from federal EIA numbers

Mine Productivity, 1977-2004 (tons/miner/hour)

Year

Eastern
Kentucky

Western
Kentucky

Kentucky
Average

Appalachian
Coal Field

Interior Coal Field

Western U.S.
Coal Field

U.S.
Average


1977

1.71

2.22

1.86

1.36

2.42

 5.85

1.82

1978

1.62

1.97

1.71

-

-

-

1.79

1979

1.54

1.94

1.64

1.33

2.21

 5.47

1.81

1980

1.67

1.96

1.74

1.39

2.30

 5.64

1.93

1981

1.76

2.12

1.84

1.51

2.35

 6.15

2.10

1982

1.79

2.01

1.84

1.51

2.38

 6.26

2.11

1983

1.98

2.43

2.08

1.75

2.69

 7.60

2.50

1984

2.13

2.61

2.24

1.86

2.80

 8.30

2.64

1985

2.13

2.57

2.23

1.90

2.81

 8.55

2.74

1986

2.31

2.94

2.45

2.09

3.14

 9.27

3.01

1987

2.59

2.98

2.69

2.30

3.33

10.42

3.30

1988

2.68

2.95

2.74

2.44

3.45

11.01

3.55

1989

2.58

3.62

2.78

2.49

3.84

11.63

3.70

1990

2.66

3.46

2.83

2.60

3.88

11.82

3.83

1991

2.90

3.37

3.01

2.74

3.98

12.42

4.09

1992

3.10

3.49

3.20

2.95

4.18

12.73

4.36

1993

3.18

3.49

3.25

3.00

4.43

13.53

4.70

1994

3.24

3.28

3.25

3.20

4.43

14.58

4.98

1995

3.47

3.97

3.57

3.32

4.97

15.68

5.38

1996

3.68

4.29

3.80

3.48

5.39

17.41

5.69

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1998

3.70

4.16

3.79

3.78

5.39

18.03

6.20

1999

3.74

4.57

3.89

3.84

5.64

19.05

6.61

2000

3.86

4.46

3.96

4.10

5.81

19.63

7.02

2001

3.52

4.43

3.66

3.85

5.56

20.64

6.82

2002

3.32

4.22

3.47

3.71

5.54

20.07

6.81

2003

3.32

4.23

3.46

3.71

5.56

20.82

6.95

2004

3.13

4.38

3.32

3.56

5.47

21.28

6.80

 
Western Kentucky
Coal Mine
Productivity
1977-
2004
 

Western Kentucky coal mine productivity peaked in 1999 at 4.57 tons per miner per hour.

Eastern Kentucky
Coal Mine
Productivity
1977-200
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Eastern Kentucky coal mine productivity peaked at 3.86 tons per miner per hour record in 2000.


Source:  U.S. Department of Energy - EIA; Coal Industry Annual, 1993-2004, Coal Production, 1977-1992.

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