Since 2001, a half million jobs in department stores across the country have disappeared. That's many times more than were lost in coal mining. Just between October 2016 and April 2017, about eighty-nine thousand Americans lost jobs in retail -- more than all the people who work in coal mining put together. Yet coal continues to loom much larger in our politics and national imagination.
-- Hillary Rodham Clinton, What Happened, p. 283