State Report Says Drilling-Related Jobs in Ohio Are Up 30 Percent

From Columbus Business First:
Jobs in core industries developing Ohio’s oil and natural gas shale play have risen by 30 percent over a two-year period tracked by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
The department reported Monday that employment in core industries such as well drilling and pipeline construction stood at 8,192 jobs in the first quarter of 2013, the most recent quarter measured. That was up from 6,263 for the same period in 2011 – the year Job and Family Services uses as the base for comparisons in its quarterly shale reports.
Core shale-related industries employed 7,329 in the first quarter of 2012, so this year’s total still represents a 12 percent increase on a year-to-year basis, according to state data.
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This doesn't seem to mesh very well with an report funded by anti-drilling organizations that was released recently.  Hmm...

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