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Ohio Shale Development Leads to Economic Growth

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has issued its first quarterly report which summarizes employment and workforce trends related to specific oil and gas activities in Ohio.  According to the report, over the past year, core industry employment (such as pipeline construction and well drilling) rose 17 percent, ancillary industry employment (such as freight trucking and environmental consulting) rose 3.1 percent and 39 core business establishments were added to the State.