Drilling Deeper into Job Claims: The Actual Contribution of Marcellus Shale to Pennsylvania Job Growth

Stephen Herzenberg |

An article in The Patriot News reported that natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale has created 48,000 jobs. Since then, other Pennsylvania media outlets and industry supporters have circulated this claim widely. The actual jobs data, however, tell a different story. This Reports and Briefing Papers demonstrates that Marcellus Shale drilling has created no more than 10,000 jobs.