Oil and gas industry employment growing much faster than total private sector employment

Abbey Reller

This report put out by the EIA today indicates the growth across all sectors in the oil and gas industry since the beginning of the U.S. shale gas revolution.

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From the start of 2007 through the end of 2012, total U.S. private sector employment increased by more than one million jobs, about 1%. Over the same period, the oil and natural gas industry increased by more than 162,000 jobs, a 40% increase.

In addition to a job growth in ‘Support’, many manufacturers and companies are seeing an increase in sales in goods used by the oil and gas industry, including boots, trucks and other industrial garb.

Oil and gas development in the United States is good for jobs, economy and businesses.

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