Oklahoma Loses 500 Mining-Oil Industry Jobs
New data shows Oklahoma lost about 500 mining jobs last year reports KGOU. About 97 percent of these jobs are related to oil and gas drilling. Lyn Gray is the chief economist for the Oklahoma Employment Commission. She says this year could be worse.
New data released Tuesday by the Oklahoma Employment Securities Commission shows that state has lost about 500 mining industry jobs between December 2014 and January 2015. Even though the mining sector reported a 0.8-percent decline in employment during that time, the sector grew by 4.7 percent.