Employment and Wages in Mining Industries: Challenges, Opportunities, and Sustainability

The mining industry employs approximately 1.3 million individuals in the United States alone, according to recent data. This number is anticipated to rise as demand for metals and minerals increases, particularly in developing countries. The International Energy Agency predicts that by 2040, the demand for minerals and metals could increase by as much as 50 percent.

Despite this growth, the industry faces numerous obstacles. The possibility of job displace...

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