New figures show nearly 49,000 workers were employed in Oklahoma’s oilfields during the month of September.
The figures came from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. An analysis by the Energy Workforce & Technology Council also showed oilfield services and equipment sector employment rose by 2,566 jobs to 640,767 in September across the U.S.
August adjusted number of 638,201 is down from the preliminary number of 648,914.
Gains in September make OFS employment the highest since September 2021 numbers, and still off the pre-pandemic mark in February 2020 of 706,528. Overall, U.S. employers added 263,000 jobs, continuing a slowdown in the job market.
The participation rate also took a slight dip, dropping the overall unemployment rate from 3.7% to 3.5%.
SEPTEMBER STATE-BY-STATE BREAKDOWN
Energy technology and services sector employment is estimated by analyzing data published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and covers the economic activities of energy technology and services companies, which include oil and gas extraction, construction and manufacturing.
Total employment is estimated using the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, published by BLS, and jobs data reported by BLS monthly.
Source: Energy Workforce release