Job growth reported in oilfields

 

The U.S. oilfield sector saw a gain in jobs during the month of June according to a report from the Energy Workforce & Technology Council.
The gain totaled nearly a thousand jobs as the national energy services sector moved to 647,636 jobs across the country.
Based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the report from the Workforce Council showed that for the first time in 2024, employment growth outpaced 2023’s growth by nearly 450 jobs.
Oklahoma has the third highest number of workers in the energy sector with more than 49,000.
At the national level, the US economy added 206,000 jobs in June; however, the unemployment rate climbed to 4.1%, the highest level since October 2021. The energy service sector’s growth is particularly notable given the broader economic context of rising unemployment rates, suggesting a targeted rebound in energy-specific job markets.
“This uptick in job growth within the oilfield services sector is a positive indicator for American energy production,” said Energy Workforce President Molly Determan. “Despite economic challenges spanning the national workforce, our sector continues to demonstrate robust growth, driven by advancements in technology and the continued global demand for American oil and gas.”
State-By-State Breakdown
TX
315,593
LA
54,078
OK
49,285
CO
26,294
NM
24,222
CA
23,703
PA
23,444
ND
20,141
WY
15,025
OH
10,751
AK
10,038
WV
9,909