US upstream jobs rose in 2004, data show

01/24/2005
Employment in the US upstream oil and gas industry gained along with total nonfarm employment for the first time in many years in 2004, preliminary data show.While the number of US nonfarm jobs has mostly increased in the past decade, oil and gas extraction jobs fell steadily until 2002. After gaining slightly in 2003, when nonfarm jobs declined, the annual average oil gas total, calculated from seasonally adjusted monthly data reported by the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, jumped along with nonfarm employment last year (see figure). Data for last November and December are estimates. Click here to enlarge imageOil and gas employment trends haven't tracked activ...
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