The future of labor in mining...


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ASA Blog

May 10, 2016

 Blog Launch - Mining | Data | Cost | IoT

Emerging Trends in Mining Labor

May 12, 2016

 85K U.S. Mine Sites with Employment Data - Commercial Edition Available Here

March 1, 2016

 85K U.S. Mine Sites with Employment Data - Community Edition Available Here

February 28, 2014

 Overview of Workforce Trends in US Aggregate and Industrial Minerals Industries - SME Annual Meeting


 Emerging Workforce Trends of the U.S. Energy and Mining Industries - National Academies Press

February 20, 2012

Emerging Workforce Trends in the U.S. Mining Industry - SME Annual Meeting

January 3, 2012

 Emerging Workforce Trends in the U.S. Mining Industry - White Paper (Sponsors: SME, NMA, NSSGA, and IMA-NA)

August 23, 2011 and November 9, 2011

Emerging Workforce Trends in Mining - Presentation to the National Academies.

September 1, 2011


Newest site launch. Replaces our original site from 2008


Mining labor to be in short supply

August 26, 2011

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U.S. Mine Employment...


Visulizing U.S. Mine Labor from 1983 through 2016

Use the visualizations below to exploer mine labor trends over the last 30+ years. We invite you to explore employee counts, hours, and incidents by map and charts available in various tabs along the top of the image below. If you like what you see and want access to other visualizations or raw data please feel free to contact us at +1 303-601-0648.



The Next 8 years...


US Labor Needs

As the boomers retire and commodity prices increase due to competition for resources globally, the need for skilled labor, engineers, and managers will increase dramatically.