The U.S. coal industry is poised to make a comeback in Ohio.
But for the coal industry, the state has been the ultimate test of its ability to recover from a downturn that began when President Donald Trump took office in January.
The industry is in the midst of an unprecedented phase change, as coal companies are struggling to find new ways to extract the vast amounts of coal they need to survive.
In this article, we look at what the industry is seeing now, and what it will take to bring it back.
The coal industry in Ohio, as of 2017, is worth $2.8 billion, according to a recent study by the Ohio Public Interest Research Group, or OPIRG.
But in 2017, it fell to $1.6 billion, thanks to a $400 million infusion of cash from a state bailout.
That money came from the federal government, the Ohio Department of Commerce and the Ohio Economic Development Authority.
The state has since used $2 billion from the money to add about 200 coal mining jobs.
That’s enough to create nearly a million jobs in Ohio and add more than $150 million to the state’s economy, according the Ohio Chamber of Commerce.
The mining industry is currently the largest employer in Ohio — about 2 million workers.
About $700 million in state and local aid to the industry went to help the coal mining industry recover from the downturn.
In 2017, the unemployment rate in the state dropped to 7.4 percent.
Unemployment is lower in rural areas than in urban areas.
But the industry has struggled with the downturn, and that’s what has led to a massive influx of new jobs.
In fact, coal mining is now the biggest source of jobs in the Ohio economy, accounting for more than half of the jobs created in the past five years, according a 2016 study by Ohio State University.
There are more than 3,200 mines operating in Ohio today, up from 1,500 in the 1990s, according OPIRL.
Coal companies are also growing in size as they look for ways to get more of the valuable coal they produce.
For example, there are more mines operating than ever, thanks in part to new technologies.
Ohio’s new mines are much bigger, with a combined annual capacity of 2.7 billion pounds of coal.
That is nearly 1,000 times more than the previous record, set in the 1980s, when coal mines accounted for just over 400 million pounds of CO2.
The growth of mines has meant more coal has to be transported, which has added to the pressure on coal companies to find other ways to produce the fuel.
“We are going to continue to see increased coal production in the near term, because we are going for more production, more mining, more production capacity,” said John Cogan, CEO of the Ohio Coal Association.
That has helped the industry recover in the short term, but there is also a long-term trend for the industry to grow.
Coal mining is a huge industry, and companies like ConocoPhillips are investing heavily in infrastructure and technology, like air-conditioning, and new production facilities.
The company plans to add 2,000 new production plants in Ohio over the next three years.
In addition to that, there is a plan to increase production by a further 400,000 tons a year by 2020.
In 2018, Conoco-Phillips announced plans to open two new facilities in the Toledo area, the first of which is expected to be the company’s largest production facility in Ohio at the Ohio Power Plant.
Conoco is also looking to build a second facility in Kentucky, to be located in Louisville.
In the meantime, the company has been busy recruiting new workers and hiring more workers.
According to the Ohio Oil & Gas Association, the industry employed about 925,000 people in Ohio in 2017.
The job growth has come mostly in the mining and power industries, but it has also been seen in a number of other industries.
The number of new positions created for the state in 2017 increased by 1.5 percent, and the number of jobs created for private industry increased by 3.7 percent, according OGA.
Coal industry workers are more likely to be college graduates than any other group, with nearly 80 percent of those in the coal field having a bachelor’s degree or higher.
And in 2017 Ohio saw a spike in unionization, according TOEFL data.
The unionization rate increased from 25.3 percent in 2016 to 27.9 percent in 2017 to nearly 40 percent, the highest rate in Ohio history.
“It is our hope that these positive trends will continue and help fuel continued job growth in Ohio,” said Bob Wiegand, president of the National Coal Council.
The Ohio Coal Council, a trade association for coal miners, also believes the state can make some positive changes to the coal sector, like allowing local governments to set their own policies about mining.
However, the coal business in Ohio is in a different place than it was a