US Oil, Gas Industry Adds More Jobs in June

US Oil, Gas Industry Adds More Jobs in June
The Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the jobs report for June and it shows that oil and gas jobs are on the rise.

For the month of June, mining employment in the U.S. increased by 8,000 jobs, according to data released July 7 from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Most of that growth (7,000 jobs) is attributed to support activities for mining. Since mining employment hit its most recent low in October 2016, the industry has added 56,000 jobs.

Seasonally adjusted figures from the BLS show that oil and gas extraction jobs, categorized under mining, increased by 600 for the month of June. The monthly reports from the BLS have shown increases in mining each month, a welcome sign for an oil and gas industry that was battered by low oil prices and layoff announcements throughout 2016.

Recent findings from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas also revealed that business activity for oilfield services companies in the Eleventh District (which encompasses Texas, northern Louisiana and southern New Mexico) had increased in 2Q 2017 to its highest in more than a year.   

Valerie is an experienced writer and editor dedicated to providing useful and relevant career news about the oil and gas industry. Email Valerie at valerie.jones@rigzone.com

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Yehia Fares Mehanna | Jul. 10, 2017
Well! it is a good news that recruitment is increased in mining in USA. It's excellent signs. What about the Middle east and south Africa? What is your expectation as hiring is less than 1-2% compare to last 2 -3 years its was 50 to 60%...since more than one year and half I am still struggling to find a suitable job in oil,gas onshore/offshore, power or petrochemical.


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