The Houston Chronicle, May 24, 2023
The Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association said the state saw a gain in upstream employment in April and that more jobs were available, with Houston offering the most opportunities.
The association’s analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that direct Texas upstream employment last month totaled 199,400, an increase of 700 jobs from March and 17,600 more than a year earlier. The 12-month period ended in April saw an increase of 1,700 jobs in oil and natural gas extraction and 15,900 jobs in the services sector.
The employment data showed that there were more jobs available in the sector, the association said in a statement. There were 15,127 active job postings for the Texas oil and natural gas industry in April. The leading three cities by total unique oil and natural gas job postings were Houston (5,228), Midland (1,391) and Odessa (686).
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