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To: Beagle8U
As I understand it, that is direct hires, people working for an oil/gas company.

Breakdown at:
http://bls.gov/oes/current/naics3_211000.htm

By that definition, I would never have been counted in those numbers after decades in the industry. I always worked for someone like an engineering firm with an oil/gas client. For us, there are dozens of engineers/designers/procurement/etc people for every client engineer.

If you work at a factory that makes pipe for the oil/gas industry, you would not be counted in those numbers. Lots and Lots of indirects for the directs.

6 posted on 12/10/2012 8:59:40 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

I think if they counted it like they do ‘automotive industry’ jobs there would be 10x that many.


7 posted on 12/10/2012 9:03:46 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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