WATCHING WASHINGTON HELPING OIL WORKERS WITHOUT JOBS

With Patrick Crow Washington policymakers only recently have taken note of the staggering dimensions of the oil industry depression and then only because oil associations have been pointing it out at every opportunity. Bureau of Labor Statistics data show total oil industry employment has dropped 22%, or 423,006 jobs, between February 1982 and April 1992. The exploration and production sector was hardest hit, dropping 398,000 jobs, or 52%. Of course, as former oil workers shift to less

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