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Regional population and employment adjustments to rising coal production


Author:
Myers, P.R.
Source:
USDA
Year:
1983
Subject:
coal, economic analysis, employment, and income
Abstract:
Extract: Annual U.S. coal production rose by nearly 17 percent in the years following the oil crisis of 1973. This increase induced slight gains in population in the Nation's 289 coal counties but greater gains in employment--both in coal mining and in other industries. Coal counties in the West increased production and employment more than those in the Interior and East. Increased coal mining caused employment to expand in secondary industries (contract construction, transportation, finance), but had little effect on agriculture (employment down) and manufacturing (employment up slightly).
Format:
31 p.
Language:
English
Collection:
Rural Development Publications Collection
Permanent URL:
http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/AGE86926413