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  • Another Disappearing Blue Collar Job?

    Another Disappearing Blue Collar Job?

    Working in coal mines can bring to mind dirty and dangerous labor. But for more than century, it often was lucrative. Joe Caudill, who worked as a roof-bolter in an underground coal mine in Knott County in eastern Kentucky, brought home $105,000 last year, after factoring in overtime pay. But Caudill and... Continue Reading

  • Energy States Lead Job Creation In First Half Of 2011

    Energy States Lead Job Creation In First Half Of 2011

    Energy-producing states have experienced unemployment levels well below those of other states in recent years, thanks in part to a boom in energy exploration that's been driven by high oil prices. It's perhaps little surprise then that states that significantly contribute to the nation's production of oil,... Continue Reading