Oil and gas industry generates thousands of jobs in California, report finds

Oil and gas industry generates thousands of jobs in California, report finds

Los Angeles Times | April 22, 2014 | by Shan Li

In the county of Los Angeles, more than 17,000 people are employed in oil and gas extraction, while an additional 12,000 work at gas stations, the report said. The industry generates about $5.7 million in labor income. On a statewide level, California enjoyed $21.6 billion in state and local tax revenues from gas and black gold. These energy sectors also created a combined 468,000 direct and indirect jobs.

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