Texas’ upstream oil and gas employment reached 185,800 in November, representing increases of 2,400 jobs month/month and 24,800 positions year/year, the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) reported last week.

“The Texas oil and natural gas industry employment trends outlined in our latest analysis illustrate the industry’s continued recovery and positive economic impact to the state,” said President Ed Longanecker.

November’s 2,400-job increase marks more robust month/month growth. For October, TIPRO reported 100 fewer new oil and gas jobs for the state. However, November’s gain in oil and gas jobs is about 17% lower than the 2,900 new positions TIPRO reported for September.

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