We don’t have to look far in southwestern Pennsylvania to see the economic impact of the natural gas industry in the region. But it isn’t just Pennsylvania seeing that.
Bloomberg video takes a look at what is happening nationwide with the shale boom. Correspondent Alix Steel reported that 115,000 mining jobs have been created over the past five years in the U.S. — about 2,000 a month.
There’s also data to show that for every mining job, there’s another three jobs that are created, Bloomberg reported.
Some of that increase is in North Dakota, where the state is seeing oil and gas production. The next big states for drilling are Oklahoma and Texas, Bloomberg said.