Across the oil and gas industry, 1,736 jobs were added to the U.S. oilfield services sector in October, according to preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) after adjustments to September numbers and analysis by the Energy Workforce & Technology Council.
In comparison to September, job availability across the sector increased by 0.3%, as the market continued to add jobs for eight out of 11 months. As the United States job market begins to cool, and the national unemployment rate rising by 0.1% in October, the oil and gas industry continues to increase its job numbers as global energy demand skyrockets.
“The oil and gas industry has long played a critical role in the American job market. For generations, the oil and gas sector has brought prosperous jobs to those of all skill sets. As we continue to adapt to changes and work to meet global energy demand, workforce priorities shift. To remain competitive in the workforce of the future, the industry must remain on the cutting edge of technological implementation and engage talent who is willing to drive innovation.”Energy Workforce President Molly Determan
Karina Erickson, Communications Director, writes about governmental policies for the Energy Workforce & Technology Council. Click here to subscribe to the Energy Workforce newsletter, which highlights sector-specific issues, best practices, activities and more.