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Wyoming sees oil and gas jobs drop by 5,400 in 2015

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The current downturn in Wyoming’s energy industry so far has not reached the severity of the bust that hit the state in the mid-1980s.
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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

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The monthly numbers fell in line with the near-zero growth rate that economists had been predicting.
Workers at the Weatherford rod-pump manufacturing plant prepare to move parts into the plant Thursday, June 26, 2014, in Katy. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle)

Houston’s economy stumbled again in November, index shows

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Houston’s economy stumbled again in November as rampant layoffs and cutbacks among local factories and oil and gas companies combined with losses in manufacturing and trade to reverse some of recent gains made last month.
Petroleum Economist Karr Ingham presenting his Midyear 2014 Texas Petro Index, an assessment of the oil industry based on a number of economic metrics.
(For the Chronicle/Gary Fountain, July 24, 2014)

Karr Ingham: Oil crash “deepest and longest” in history of Texas Petro Index

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An index measuring the health of the Texas oil industry tumbled again in October for the 11th straight month as producers shut down additional rigs and more of the state’s oil and gas workers lost their jobs.

Five factors influencing oil prices today

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Ok folks, here are five factors to consider on this first Friday in October: 1) It is Nonfarm Friday, and official US employment data has just come out. It was terrible. Only 142,000 jobs were created, when 203,000 were expected. To add insult to injury, last month’s numbers saw a huge downward revision from 173k […]
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Global job losses surpass 200,000, energy recruitment firm reports

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More than 200,000 oil and gas workers across the globe have lost their jobs since the crude collapse started last year.
Pipe spins on the drilling floor of the Maersk Developer, as fluids circulate inside Statoil's Martin exploratory well. The drill shack or "doghouse" to the right provides a clear view of the rig floor -- and access to equipment needed to control drilling operations on the rig. (Jennifer A. Dlouhy / Houston Chronicle)

Maersk Oil shedding U.S. jobs as Angola drilling plans stall

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The Danish firm said it has postponed making a final investment decision on its Chissonga project in Angola amid pressure from low oil prices and high drilling costs.
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GE to cut 100 jobs at East Houston manufacturing facility

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GE says it’s planning to cut 100 jobs at its Jacintoport facility in East Houston as part of a broader move to shift some of its U.S.-based manufacturing of gas turbines and power generators to Europe and China.
The shadows of  workers in the Permian Basin on February 5, 2015 in Mentone, Texas. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Oil jobs keep falling

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Since oil prices started falling in June 2014, some 14 percent of the country’s mining support jobs have been lost — about 62,700 in all.
Oil workers make adjustments to increase a well's production. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

Oilfield jobs decline in July

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Some 5,100 workers providing support for extracting mining and extraction lost their jobs during the month, according to the employment report released Friday.