09 Nov JOBS BY THE NUMBERS
THE MARCELLUS SHALE WORKFORCE
In its “Marcellus Shale: Fast Facts” employment overview, the Center for Workforce Information and Analysis, a division of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, released data that proves promising for employment in Pennsylvania. Here is a sampling of the data, which includes some impressive economic impact and employment figures:
- Core industries were up 114%.
- 2011 Q1 Marcellus Shale related industries total employment was214,000.
- The average wage for the core industries was $76,036, which was morethan $29,800 greater than the average for all industries.
- Statewide new hires in the core industries were 138.1% higher in 2011 Q2than in 2008 Q2.
- The six Workforce Investment Areas with substantial Marcellus drillingsaw a combined decrease in unemployment rate of 0.4 percentage pointsfrom the period of August 2009 to August 2011.
- There were 3,600 online job postings statewide in core and ancillaryindustries in August of 2011.
- Total job postings across all industries for Pennsylvania were 21.3%higher in August 2011 than in August 2010.
- In 2011 Q2 there were 2,129 new hires in the Marcellus Shale relatedcore industries, This was 138.1% higher than in 2008 Q2.