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September Employment Report: Energy Jobs Continue Slow but Steady Climb

Across the oil and gas industry, 838 jobs were added in the U.S. in September, according to preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) after adjustments to August numbers and analysis by the Energy Workforce & Technology Council.

While updated numbers only suggest a 0.1% increase in labor availability since August, the market has added jobs in seven out of the past 10 months. Data also indicates that the historical oil and gas market continues to recover post-pandemic, with U.S. jobs totaling 650,777.

Across the entire United States, the job market added 336,000 jobs in September, far exceeding predictions by economists. Further, the unemployment rate remained at 3.8%.

“The energy workforce is amongst the most resilient industries in the nation. No matter the challenge, we have continuously risen to the occasion, using innovation and technology to drive our industry forward. As the need for skilled labor increases, the energy workforce remains a lucrative sector for those wishing to make an impact on powering the world of today and tomorrow.”

Molly Determan, President, Energy Workforce & Technology Council


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