A bright spot for jobs

Marilyn Radler Senior Editor-Economics Although less-than-stellar US employment figures have been announced on a regular basis for a couple of years, there is some good news regarding jobs numbers in one area. The expansion of oil and gas operations in Texas has led to a jobs milestone, according to a monthly index that follows such employment. The Texas Alliance of Energy Producers, the Wichita Falls-based association of independent oil and gas producers in the state, announced the new numbers in its latest Texas Petro Index (TPI), released on July 25. An 18-month-long expansion of the Texas oil and gas economy has propelled estimated petroleum industry employment beyond a level reached ...

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