Thursday, November 29, 2012

West Virginia Natural Gas Employment Up 10 Percent Since 2008

Statewide employment in the oil and gas industries has increased nearly 10 percent since 2008 -- while average wages have increased nearly 19 percent -- driven by the boom in Marcellus Shale drilling, a report released Wednesday to the legislative Joint Committee on Government and Finance shows. The report, from WorkForce West Virginia, shows that employment in oil and gas drilling and related industries grew 9.5 percent to 10,580. (Click to read entire news article.)