Texas Upstream Job Count Shows Growth
The Texas Oil and Gas Association (TXOGA) reported Tuesday that the state’s upstream sector added 1,600 jobs from April to May
May’s increase represents the sixth monthly uptick in Texas’ upstream employment in the past eight months, TXOGA revealed in a written statement emailed to Rigzone. The trade organization bases its findings on data from the Texas Workforce Commission.
“The positive numbers are welcomed news, yet a great deal of caution exists as the world readjusts to increased demand levels,” remarked TXOGA President Todd Staples.
Since bottoming out in September 2020 amid the pandemic, Texas’ upstream employment has risen 7.9%, or 12,500 jobs, TXOGA noted. The organization also observed the state’s tally of upstream jobs, which apply to oil and gas extraction, now totals 170,000.
Compared to the figure for May 2020, Texas’ upstream job count is down 4,100 (2%), TXOGA stated.
“The industry continues to play an enormous role in safely delivering the products and power Americans need every day and takes this responsibility seriously,” concluded Staples.
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