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Which States Produce The Most Coal?


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Craig, Colorado

December 4, 2022


In 2021, about 577 million short tons of coal were produced in 21 states. Five states produced a total of about 424 million short tons, equal to about 74% of total U.S. coal production. The five largest coal-producing states with production in thousand short tons and their percentage shares of total U.S. coal production in 2021 were:


Wyoming—238,773—41.4%

West Virginia—78,501—13.6%

Pennsylvania—42,460—7.4%

Illinois—36,614—6.3%

Montana—28,580—4.9%




How does that translate into coal mining jobs?




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