Actually, Donald, America has been losing coal jobs for nearly a century
Today the Donald made good on his campaign pledge to destroy the progress we've made in addressing climate & pollution issues in America over the past decade. Trump signed a sickening Exec Order while visiting the Environmental Protection Agency. He says he wants to curb the federal government's enforcement of climate regulations by putting American jobs above addressing climate change. Trouble is, as often is the case, the facts do not support the Donald's position - the nation's coal jobs began tanking in the 1920's. See chart above from the US Department of Labor. The Federal Mine Safety & Health Administration acknowledges employment in the coal mining industry peaked 94 years ago and has been on a steady decline ever since. In 1923, there were 862,536 coal miners working in the USA. Last year, there were only 81,484, a drop-off of 90 percent. (1) Meanwhile, good paying green energy jobs continue to grow - CNN reports over 209,000 Americans worked in a solar energy job in 2015. They include solar panel installers, designers, & engineers...more than any energy sector including oil & gas (2).
You're guilty, Donald, of pandering to the radical right-wing extremists...and it'll cost the nation.