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Coal layoffs by the numbers

Since January first of this year we have reported about 1,300 hundred layoffs in the coal industry.

Here is a breakdown of the numbers from the Arch Coal layoffs.

Arch Coal will begin on August 20th phasing out jobs.

Knott County - 209

Breathitt County - 171

Perry County - 49

The total number of jobs lost is 429.

Then by December 31st of 2013, Arch anticipates another 50 job cuts in Knott County and 14 in Breathitt County.

Four people have already been laid off in Floyd County, bringing the overall total to 497 here in eastern Kentucky.


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