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ERIC Number: ED193501
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Technological Change and Its Labor Impact in Five Energy Industries. Coal Mining/Oil and Gas Extraction/Petroleum Refining/Petroleum Pipeline Transportation/Electric and Gas Utilities.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.
This bulletin appraises major technological changes emerging in five American industries (coal mining, oil and gas extraction, petroleum refining, petroleum pipeline transportation, and electric and gas utilities) and discusses the impact of these changes on productivity and occupations over the next five to ten years. Its separate reports on each of these energy industries outline (1) recent technological advances, (2) the output and productivity outlook, (3) investment in the industry including capital expenditure and research and development programs, and (4) employment and occupational trends and the adjustment of workers to technological change. The first report discusses environmental and health concerns which have led to a decline in productivity and employment in the coal industry. The need for new oil and gas sources and for more professional and technical workers is covered in the next report on oil and gas extraction refining. Predictions for declines in employment and output in petroleum refining and petroleum pipeline transportation are made in the third and fourth reports. Increasing productivity and employment and changing occupational requirements for electric and gas utilities are outlined in the final report. (MN)
Descriptors: Economic Development, Employment Projections, Employment Statistics, Energy, Industry, Investment, Petroleum Industry, Power Technology, Productivity, Research Projects, Statistics, Technological Advancement, Utilities, Vocational Adjustment
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock Number 029-001-02302-2; $2.40).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Coal Mining; Electric Power Generation; United States