Study finds hydraulic fracturing added 725,000 jobs during the Great Recession
The energy boom brought on by hydraulic fracturing helped to soften the blow from the Great Recession, a new study conducting by the National Bureau of Economic Research found. Between 2005 and 2012, 725,000 jobs were added to support the oil and gas industry as it rapidly expanded thanks to hydraulic fracturing.

Researchers conducting the study analyzed data from over 3,000 U.S. counties and determined that within 100 miles of new production, $1 million of extra...

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