Texas continued to add oil and gas jobs in October, a sign that energy companies expect that global demand for oil will remain strong as a supply crunch keeps prices high.
added 2,800 jobs last month, according to an analysis of
Texas Workforce Commission data
by the Texas Oil & Gas Association, an industry trade group. Employment in the state’s upstream sector, which includes extraction and production, reached 207,000 in October, up more than 20 percent from 170,500 jobs at the same time last year.