The Texas upstream oil and gas sector added 6,900 jobs in May versus April, bringing the job count above 200,000 for the first time in more than three years, according to the Texas Upstream Oil and Gas Association (TXOGA).

The month/month growth in jobs to 206,000 was the highest sequential jump in the 33 years for which data is available, said TXOGA, citing data compiled by the Texas Workforce Commission.

“Texas remains a powerhouse of production and all sectors of our economy benefit from robust activity,” said TXOGA President Todd Staples. “These numbers reported for May are the highest in decades and push upstream employment numbers above the 200,000 mark for the first time since 2020. 

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