Kentucky has fewer coal jobs than when Trump took office
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky has fewer coal jobs today than when President Donald Trump took office two years ago, despite his promises to reinvigorate the coal industry.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports coal employment averaged 6,550 in Kentucky in the first quarter of 2017 when Trump was sworn in. The estimated average in the July-through-September quarter this year was 6,381. That’s according to the state Energy and Environment Cabinet.