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Counties with highest concentration of employment in oil and gas extraction, June 2014

January 09, 2015

U.S. production of oil and natural gas has grown rapidly in recent years. This growth resulted partly from new drilling methods that have made it easier to extract oil and gas that previously were not accessible. In June 2014, Washington County, Oklahoma, had the highest concentration of employment in the oil and gas extraction industry. Among the 10 counties with the highest concentrations of oil and gas employment, 5 were in Texas.

Counties with the highest relative concentration of employment (location quotient) in the oil and gas extraction industry, June 2014

20.0 and higher
14.0 to 19.9
8.0 to 13.9
2.1 to 7.9
2.0 and lower