Natural Resources and Mining
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About the Natural Resources and Mining supersector
The natural resources and mining supersector is part of the goods-producing industries supersector group.
The natural resources and mining supersector consists of these sectors:
This section provides information relating to employment in natural resources and mining. These data are obtained from employer or establishment surveys. The following tables present an overview of the industry including the number of jobs, job openings and labor turnover, gross job gains and losses, and projections of occupational employment change.
Employment and Openings, Hires, and Separations
Dynamic Changes in Employment
(Source: Business Employment Dynamics)
For projected (future) employment estimates in natural resources and mining, see the Employment and projected employment by major industry sector table.
Earnings and Hours
This section presents data on employee earnings and weekly hours. The latest industry averages of hourly earnings and weekly hours for production or nonsupervisory employees are shown.
Earnings and Hours of Production Workers
(Source: Current Employment Statistics)
Work-related Fatalities, Injuries, and Illnesses
This section presents data for the industry on the number of workplace fatalities and the rates of workplace injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers in natural resources and mining. An injury or illness is considered to be work-related if an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition or significantly aggravated a pre-existing condition.
(Source: Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities)
This section presents data on the number of establishments and the number of establishments experiencing job gains or job losses in natural resources and mining.
Other BLS Resources
The Editor's Desk
Career Guide to Industries
To learn about careers from an industry perspective, see the Career Guide to Industries.
Data extracted on: September 16, 2008