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Shale development is not about job creation. Optimistic job estimates by industry have relied heavily on unrealistic multipliers to claim vast numbers of indirect jobs. Direct industry related jobs (for onshore and offshore oil and gas) have accounted for less than 1/20 of 1% of the overall U.S. labor market since 2003, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This cannot be construed as game changing job creation.
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