By Mike Konczal/Bloomberg/Getty ImagesThe US oil and gas industry is a fast-growing sector in the US economy, and it’s expanding rapidly.
It’s one of the fastest growing sectors of the US workforce, with annualized growth of 1.6% over the past five years, according to a recent study by the National Bureau of Economic Research.
The US oil industry employs nearly 4 million people.
That’s up from about 1.5 million jobs in 2009.
That’s the highest number of jobs created since the Great Recession began in 2009, and the highest increase since the 1980s.
In 2013, the US was at 1.3 million jobs.
While many US industries have seen a lot of growth, the oil and natural gas industry has been the fastest-growing in recent years.
Oil production and consumption have been booming since 2010, when production jumped by nearly 3 million barrels per day.
It reached 9.2 million bpd in 2016, up from 6.4 million bp in 2016.
And it’s expected to reach 9.6 million bps by 2026, up almost 3 million bpa from 2026.
Oil and gas extraction is one of America’s largest industries, with an estimated value of more than $20 trillion, according a 2016 study by Bloomberg.
In the past decade, the number of drilling rigs in operation has grown from a few hundred in 2001 to over 1,000 today.
The total number of rigs has increased by more than 100,000 since the recession started in 2007, according the US Department of Energy.
According to a 2017 study by CNA, an oilfield services company, oil and oilfield service companies in the United States accounted for 9.5% of the country’s total employment in 2017.
Thats up from 8.1% in 2016 and 8.0% in 2015.
The industry is also a strong employer for young people.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2017, nearly half of all high school graduates between ages 17 and 24 were employed in the oilfield sector, while nearly two-thirds of all college graduates were employed by the oil industry.
A report released by the Center for American Progress last year, found that, of the top five industries with the highest average hourly wages, oil is one.
And the report found that the US is the third-largest oil exporter in the world, behind only Saudi Arabia and Venezuela.
Oil and gas companies have also found themselves in hot water over the years, with lawsuits from workers and environmental groups.
In a recent report, CNA analyzed 1,858 lawsuits filed by workers and their allies in the past three years, finding that, over the period, companies have been sued for $8.4 billion, or 1.7% of their total revenues, according CNA.
CNA also found that more than 40% of all workers in the industry have lost at least one job.
The number of lawsuits filed in the petroleum industry has increased over the last three years.
In 2017, there were 2,056 lawsuits filed against oil and petroleum companies, up by nearly 100% from 2016, according an analysis by Cna.
Cna also found, as of November, that 1,735 lawsuits had been filed against companies for environmental damage, up more than 60% from the same month in 2016.(Reporting by Mike Konzal; Editing by Peter Cooney)