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Study Year: 2021

The Workforce for 2021-2030 Large-Scale Mining in Chile

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This study provides important information on the human capital challenges expected for the mobile decade 2021-2030 in the COVID-19 pandemic context. Regardless of this adverse scenario, in 2020 the mining industry accounted for 12.5% of the GDP; that is, 3.4 percentage points higher than the previous year. Despite the slight copper production decrease observed in the last year –which reached 5.73 million tons-, this drop was made up by a copper price increase with an average value of US$2.8 per pound (Mining Figures Updated, Mining Council, 2021). On the other hand, though in 2020 the domestic employment rate was dramatically affected by the pandemic -a nearly 10-percentage point drop vs. 2019-, the mining sector was able to directly or indirectly generate over 710,000 jobs.

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