As of October 2014, the number of Americans working in the US oil and gas sector decreased by 100 thousand. - Materials AMarkets.
According to Bureau of Statistics data, in the period October 2014-November 2015 87 thousand. People lost their jobs in the energy sector. The cumulative loss of jobs since the fall of the year before last year, is estimated at 100 thousand -. It is 16% of the total workers in the sector, calculated at peak busy periods. Interestingly, an additional 3.5 million jobs (BLS data) was added in the same period, other sectors of the US economy.However, the raw figures showing how many people came in and took one branch from another, does not reflect the real picture of things. Salaries in the largest Energy. And the loss to the economy and the consumer segment 100 thousand high-paying jobs -. This is noticeable. Before oil fell, the drill operator station received about $ 47,000 per year versus $ 35,500 average salary in the country. More skilled oil industry workers receive $ 80,000 a year - and it's not the top management and ordinary skill. Salaries engineers - is the annual salary of more than $ 130- $ 180 thousand, depending on experience and qualifications..
The number of active drilling rigs from October 2014 to November 2015, the first fall since 1900 to 744. At the end of January, there were only 619 - Baker Huges data.