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Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook: Area reports: domestic 1978-79
Year 1978-79, Volume 2 (1978-1979)

Burgin, Lorraine B.
Arizona,   pp. 53-75 ff. PDF (2.9 MB)


Page 54

County 1977 
1978 
 W 
$24,141 
 W 
141,722 
 W 
 W 
 W 
38,053 
2,815 
629,607 
390,180 
Apache 
Cochise_______________ 
Coconino______________ 
Gila_________________ 
Graham_______________ Greenlee 
Maricopa______________ Mohave_______________ 
Navajo________________ Pima_________________ 
Pinal_________________ SantaCruz_____________ 
Yavapai_______________ 
Yuma________________ Undistributed'__________ 
 Total2 
 1,554,788 1,704,628 
 W Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data; included with "Undistributed."
 ' Includes value of mineral production that cannot be assigned to specific
counties, gem stones, and values indicated by symbol W. 
 2Datamay not add to totals shown because of independent rounding. 
Table 3.—Indicators of Arizona business activity 
Employment and labor force, annual average: 
 Totalcivilian labor force thousands__ 978.0 1,000.0 1,052.0 +5.2 
 Unemployment do..___ -~ 80.0 610 -~ 53.0 -13.1 
    1978-79 
 1977 1978 lWT9~ percent 
    change 
Employment (nonagricultural): 
 Mining' do__~ 
 Manufacturing do. - — 
 Contract construction do_ — — — 
 Transportation and public utilities do. — — 
 Wholesale and retail trade do... - — — 
 Finance, insurance, real estate do.._ 
 Services do~_ 
 Government do___ 
 21.5 19.4 21.6 +11.3 
 113.9 126.9 142.4 +12.2 
 52.2 71.0 82.7 + 16.5 
 41.5 44.6 48.4 +8.5 
 196.5 215.4 234.3 +8.8 
 45.6 50.2 54.5 +8.6 
 156.2 173.1 189.5 +9.5 
 181.9 194.8 197.5 +1.4 
 Sources:U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Labor, Highway and
Heavy Construction Magazine, andU.S. Bureau of Mines.54 
MINERALS YEARBOOK, 1978-79 
Table 2.—Value of nonfuel mineral production in Arizona, by county
(Thousands) 
Minerals produced in 1978 
in order of value 
 $2,315 Pumice, sand and gravel, clays, stone. 
 20,932 Copper, lime, stone, sand and gravel, silver, 
 gold, lead, zinc. 
 W Pumice, sand and gravel, stone. 175,340 Copper, molybdenum, silver, gold,
sand and 
 gravel stone, lime, asbestos, fluorspar, clays. 
 W Sand and gravel, copper, pumice. 264,204 Copper, silver, gold, lime, stone,
sand and 
 graveL 
 W Sand and gravel, lime, salt, stone, clays. 46,515 Molybdenum, copper,
sand and gravel, stone, 
silver, feldspar. 
 3,294 Sand and gravel, pumice, stone. 
 595,005 Copper, molybdenum, cement, silver, sand 
and gravel, stone, gold, lead, clays, zinc, tungsten. 
393,127 Copper, molybdenum, gold, silver, stone, sand and gravel, lime, gypsum,
perlite, lead, 
pyrites, clays. 
 629 1,457 Sand and graveL 
 76,600 148,293 Copper, cement, molybdenum, lime, stone, 
silver, sand and gravel, gold, gypsum, clays. 
 W W Sand and gravel, tungsten. 
 251,039 54,144 
       Total nonagricultural employment' do. — —  809.3
895.4
970.9 +8.4 
Personal income: 
  Total_ millions~ $14,914.0 $17,383.0 $20,347.0 +17.1 
  Percapita  $6,471.0 $7,385.0 $8,305.0 +12.5 
Construction activity: 
  Number of private and public residential units authorized         41,913.0
        262,145.0         53,761.0         -13.5 
  Valueof nonresidential construction millions.  $314.0 $474.6 $718.9 +51.5
  ValueofStateroadcontractawards do....~ $140.0 $115.0 $130.0 +13.0 
  Shipments of portland cement to and within the State 
 thousand short tons.  1,477.0 1,617.0 1,808.0 + 11.8 
Nonfuel mineral production value: 
  Total crude mineral value millions...  $1,554.8 $1,704.6 $2,490.5 +46.1
  Valueper capita, resident population  $675.0 $724.0 $1,017.0 +40.5 
  Valuepersquaremile  $13,649.0 $14,965.0 $21,864.0 +46.1 
~Prelin~inary. 
' Includes bituminous coal and oil and gas extraction. 
2Series revised in 1978; data not comparable with those of prior years. 


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