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Ohio Shale Jobs Report Shows 79% Increase Since 2011

The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services released its quarterly report on the shale industry last Friday. The report shows a 79% increase in core shale-related industry employment in Ohio over the last two years, with an additional 1.5% increase in ancillary jobs, such as trucking services and geophysical surveying.  Areas of particularly significant growth include pipeline construction and fossil fuel electric power generation. An accompanying analysis of wage growth shows that the average wage for core industry employees was $27,003 greater than the average wage for industry jobs across Ohio. The number of businesses providing core shale services has also increased, from 610 core businesses in 2011 to 737 in 2013. A pdf of the full report can be viewed here.