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Associate chemist for fracturing technology, Juan Martinez, takes some measurements in a lab in the research and development building, at the Baker Hughes facility, Thursday, May 12, 2011 in Tomball, Texas. (Todd Spoth/For the Chronicle)

Houston added thousands of jobs in 2015, but growth was hard won as oil crashed

The monthly numbers fell in line with the near-zero growth rate that economists had been predicting.
The derrick of an oil drilling platform sits at a drilling site operated by Tatneft OAO near Almetyevsk, Russia, on Friday, July 31, 2015. Eleven months of surviving with oil below $100 have left Russia hardened enough to endure a monthlong drop to $40 a barrel, a survey of economists showed. Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Texas job growth imperiled as crude sinks below $30

U.S. crude briefly fell below $30 a barrel on Tuesday, dropping $1.48 to $29.93 a barrel in midday trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. That’s the lowest intra-day trading level since December 2003.
Students attend a job fair in Illinois--the only state besides Texas to record a significant rise in unemployment from October to November. (AP Photo)

Texas job growth to slow as oil prices tank

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas said Tuesday that Texas would continue to add jobs in 2015, but that the total number of new jobs could decrease by up to 173,000.

Many oil field jobs rank among best in US

Check out the list’s seven jobs related to fossil fuel production and see how they were graded on various measures of job satisfaction.
The sun sets on a drilling rig in Frio County, Texas.  (Jerry Lara/San Antonio Express-News)

Energy to help Texas economy outpace nation’s

The flourishing energy sector along with across-the-board private sector hiring will keep Texas’ economic growth moving faster than the nation’s, an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas predicted Wednesday.