Pay raises going mostly to select industries

Fracking – the pumping of liquid and sand into the ground to squeeze oil from rocks – is opposed by environmentalists worried about pollution. But it’s driven a boom in jobs and wages. Oil and gas workers earned an average 11% more an hour in April than they did a year ago, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s more than five times the average gain across all industries.

via Pay raises going mostly to select industries | Pensacola News Journal | pnj.com.

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