API: Oil and gas accounted for 5.6% of US jobs in 2019

2021-07-21

US jobs supported by the oil and gas industry numbered 11.3 million in 2019 -- 5.6% of the country's total jobs, shows a study by the American Petroleum Institute. The study reiterates the importance of the industry and the economic benefits it provides, said API senior vice president of policy Frank J. Macchiarola, and the industry can get back to those numbers, added API President Mike Sommers.

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