Q3 2013: Simply the Best

The third quarter was the best quarter for oil and gas job creation this year, with 11,300 new positions added, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That bumps this year’s new jobs created to 21,600, which is ahead of last year’s pace when 20,500 jobs were added under the same timeframe.

What drove the third quarter results? Production jobs. With 14,700 new positions created in the third quarter, it’s the best quarter in two years. And, that performance standouts from the first and second quarter’s results when only 2,400 and 100 production jobs were created respectively.

For the full report, please visit Rigzone’s Q3 2013 Oil and Gas Trends Report.