The number of coal mining jobs in the United States rose to 4,800 from 3,900 in January, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
That’s a slight improvement from the previous month, which saw coal mining employment increase by about 4,000.
The increase is attributed to a surge in the number of jobs in Wyoming, where the state has been the epicenter of the coal industry since 2014, when a massive wildfire ravaged the region.
That fire, which claimed the lives of 11 people, destroyed about 3,400 homes.
The uptick in mining jobs has been driven in part by the fact that the mining boom has been accompanied by the development of more energy-efficient, cleaner, and more energy efficient buildings, which have led to a decline in fire hazards.
Coal mining employs 1.4 million people in the U.S., or 13.7 percent of the labor force.
Wyoming, however, is responsible for nearly two-thirds of those coal mining job losses.
Wyoming has been experiencing an economic boom that has been fueled by a massive growth in its economy and by the boom in the amount of coal mined in the state.
The boom in coal mining has been attributed to the booming mining industry in Wyoming.
The state’s economic growth has also contributed to an increase in demand for energy.
Wyoming’s mining boom led to an uptick in coal production in the West, and that increased demand is now fueling a boom in energy efficiency.
Wyoming recently surpassed Wyoming’s coal production from coal mining in a year to reach the highest level in nearly 20 years.
Wyoming now accounts for about 17 percent of all U. S. coal production.