PA Hires 48,000 People in Past 12 Months to Work in Marcellus Shale Drilling Industry

The  Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry has just released new employment data and with it, the number of people hired in the past 12 months to work in the Marcellus Shale drilling industry. And the numbers are startling:

Nearly 48,000 people have been hired in the last year by industries related to drilling in the Marcellus Shale, and 71 percent of those people were Pennsylvania residents. Nine thousand of them were hired in the first three months of 2011.
The average salary was higher than the statewide average.

And the rate of hiring is accelerating.

While there has been much talk of the economic impact of the Marcellus, most of it has been anecdotal, until the Department of Labor and Industry quietly published its most up-to-date hard numbers about two weeks ago.*

More details about the numbers are available by clicking the link below.

*Mechanicsburg The Patriot-News (May 29, 2011) – Marcellus Shale drilling creates 48,000 jobs, report says

  • employment is good unless you consider the damage to our pa pristine environment down the road. are you too dum to look up the damage in tx,ark,sd etc

  • Yeah Candy, guess I’m too “dum” to do that. I know, I’ll just read all about it in the New York Times, then I’ll be smrt like u.

  • Anonymous

     Lots of Superfund cleanup jobs coming, from all the poisons spread all over by the industry; only, there is no cleaning up.  We are screwed.

  • Anonymous

    Typical Anti nothingness rants. More good news about job opportunities, economic growth and prosperity. Leave it to the doom and gloom pity party Anti/liberals to try and ruin this great news. Its amazing how they can try and turn good news around, its not working to well. You all need to get back to your gloomy sites so you all can cry on each others shoulders.LOL