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Ohio's oil and gas industry creating jobs, new state report shows

By Jim Mackinnon Published: February 1, 2013

Ohio's latest quarterly review of the state's oil and gas industry is out and it shows significant job creation and economic growth.

Highlights include:

Employment (2011 Q1 to 2012 Q1)
• Core industry employment (such as pipeline construction and well drilling) was up 1,066 (17 percent).
• Ancillary industry employment (such as freight trucking and environmental consulting) was up 4,809 (3.1 percent).
• All industry employment was up 90,435 (1.9 percent).
• Total employment in shale-related industries for the first quarter of 2012 was 167,310.

Wages (2011 Q2 through 2012 Q1)
• The average wage across all industries was $43,687.
• The average wage in core industries was $73,934, which was approximately $30,247 greater than the average for all industries.
• The average wage in ancillary industries was $58,765, which was approximately $15,078 greater than the average for all industries.

The full report is here.

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