America’s economy runs on U.S energy.
With the rise of domestic energy production, the U.S. is now home to many new careers for millions of Americans. The industry supports 9.8 million men and women in a wide range of highly skilled professions. (PWC July 2013) These are good-paying jobs, too. In 2011, the industry paid more than $12,000 higher than the national average.
The rise in affordable, reliable natural gas is proof to many manufacturers that it’s economical to build right here at home. So more jobs are being created, more products are being produced in America, and more money is being pumped into our economy.
We’re seeing real economic growth. Over the past decade, more than 30 states have experienced at least a 50 percent rise in the number of workers who support oil and natural gas development directly or through suppliers and service companies.
By continuing to develop our energy resources on and offshore, we can create 1.3 million new jobs by 2030 with 45 percent of those jobs projected to be held by African American, Hispanic, and women workers.