Coal industry in the US set cut jobs, despite all Trump’s promises
US coal production is expected to slide 10% in 2019, and jobs — and mines, according to some analysts — are at risk
New York — The clearest sign yet that America’s coal industry headed for widespread job cuts: the amount of coal being produced per US miner is at the lowest level in eight years.
Productivity has slid 11% in 2019 alone. The last time it was this low was in 2011, when coal companies ended up cutting almost half their workers in a downturn that lasted more than four years...