Continuous Mining Machine Operators


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100381
Continuous Mining Machine Operators

Continuous Mining Machine Operators - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

Nearly half of all miners work in the coal mining industry. More than half of US coal is produced in three states: Kentucky, Wyoming, and West Virginia. Metal mining is more prevalent in the West and Southwest. Nonmetallic mineral mining is the most widespread.

Major employers:

  • Coal mining companies
  • Nonmetallic mineral mining companies
  • Metal mining companies

Outlook

Demand is expected to show little to no change for this occupation. Increased natural gas mining is creating some growth in this occupation. However, it is a very small occupation and very few jobs will be created.

Job openings will open as current operators retire or leave this occupation for other reasons.

Mining Machine Operators (CIS 100381)

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Illinois
445
Very small
&
-12.8%
5.8%
>>>>
44
Very few
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
46
Small
&
-13.0%
5.0%
>>>>
6
Few
  Cook County
28
Very small
&
-3.6%
5.6%
>>>>
2
Very few
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
10
Very small
&
0.0%
9.7%
>>>>
0
None
  Du Page County
15
Very small
&
-6.7%
5.4%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Edwardsville Area
5
Very small
&
0.0%
5.1%
>>>>
0
None
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
8
Very small
&
-12.5%
7.0%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
62
Medium
&
-11.3%
6.8%
>>>>
7
Moderate
  Northwest Illinois Area
51
Small
&
-13.7%
3.6%
>>>>
6
Few
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
22
Small
&
-13.6%
4.3%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Shawnee National Forest Area
109
Large
&
-15.6%
2.4%
>>>>
10
High
  Springfield Area
18
Very small
&
-5.6%
4.7%
>>>>
2
Very few
  St Louis-Belleville Area
14
Very small
&
-7.1%
6.4%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Will County
13
Very small
&
7.7%
9.1%
>>>>
2
Very few
United States
29,100
Small
&
5.5%
3.7%
>>>>
3,500
Few
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.