This Chart Shows the Jump in U.S. Energy Jobs While Oil Collapsed

A floor hand helps line up a pipe while drilling for oil in the Bakken shale formation outside Watford City, N.D. Photographer: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

U.S. employment in the extraction of oil and gas rose in December despite the historic fall in oil prices. As drilling rigs begin to shut down, jobs are going to shut down with them.

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