U.S. oilfield services (OFS) and equipment sector employment reached an estimated 622,309 jobs in April, its highest level since September, the Energy Workforce & Technology Council reported in early May.

“Oil and gas demand has continued to increase, and global demand will continue to rise as more countries cut off imports of Russian energy resources,” said CEO Leslie Beyer.

The Council, which analyzed preliminary U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, said the April OFS job count represents an 8,630 month/month increase.

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