Coal is mined in 25 U.S. states and is responsible for over 550,000 U.S. jobs.

Coal is mined in 25 U.S. states and is responsible for over 550,000 U.S. jobs.
U.S. Energy Information Administration, Coal Production and Number of Mines by State and Mine Type: 2010, 2009, Updated November 2011. http://www.eia.gov/coal/annual/pdf/table1.pdf.
PricewaterhouseCoopers for the National Mining Association, The Economic Contributions of U.S. Mining in 2008, October 2010, http://www.nma.org/pdf/economic_contributions.pdf.

Wyoming is the largest coal-producing state, followed by West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Montana.
U.S. Energy Information Administration, Coal Production and Number of Mines by State and Mine Type: 2010, 2009, Updated November 2011. http://www.eia.gov/coal/annual/pdf/table1.pdf.

Of the nearly 1.1 billion tons of coal mined in the U.S. in 2010, over 638 million tons were mined West of the Mississippi River, and over 444 million tons were mined in the East.
U.S. Energy Information Administration, Coal Production and Number of Mines by State and Mine Type: 2010, 2009, Updated November 2011. http://www.eia.gov/coal/annual/pdf/table1.pdf.

According to a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers based on U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis data, U.S. coal mining was responsible for 154,000 direct jobs and over 400,000 indirect jobs in 2008.
PricewaterhouseCoopers for the National Mining Association, The Economic Contributions of U.S. Mining in 2008, October 2010, http://www.nma.org/pdf/economic_contributions.pdf.