The Times Leader reports on the job growth created by the natural gas industry in Pennsylvania:
In the third quarter of 2014, about 89,314 Commonwealth residents were employed by the natural gas companies, by industry suppliers or by businesses that supply services to gas industry employees, according to the Pennsylvanian Department of Labor and Industry.
The state agency also reported “direct employment in natural gas development grew from 9,659 to 33,137 over the past seven years.”
This industry growth has created 15,648 jobs with suppliers and 20,269 jobs with companies that provide goods and services to gas industry employees, according to the state Department of Labor and Industry.
The article goes on to note that pipelines currently awaiting approval by the Federal Energy Regulation Commissions are expected to create even more jobs.