Marcellus Credited with 90% of New Jobs in PA 2005-2012

Does Marcellus Shale drilling generate real jobs? You bet it does. Try this statistic on for size: Of all the new jobs created in Pennsylvania from 2005-2012, 90% of them were created by the drilling industry. No, that’s not a misprint. Those numbers come from analysts at Raymond James, a highly respected financial services firm. In addition, new hires in core Marcellus Shale industries were up 35% in the second quarter of 2013 compared to the second quarter of 2010. As one RJ analyst said, “unconventional oil and gas is not just a flash in the pan.” It will be a job-creating engine for decades to come.

When someone tells you drilling doesn’t create jobs, tell them to go fly a kite…

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