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Oklahoma Economic Facts
JOBS IN OKLAHOMA
A The oil and natural gas industry
employs about 76,000 Oklahomans
A Each direct job in the oil and natural
gas sector supports 3 additional
jobs in the broader state economy –
roughly 245,000 additional jobs.
A One in every 7 jobs in Oklahoma
is directly or indirectly supported by
the oil and natural gas industry.
A The state’s oil and natural gas companies paid
$8.9 billion to their employees in 2007.
A The state’s oil and natural gas sector produced an
estimated $40 billion in total output in 2007, more than
three times the level at the most recent bottom in 1999.
A Oklahoma oil and natural gas production generates
$11 billion in purchases of goods and services from
other Oklahoma firms.
A The $8.9 billion in oil and natural gas income supported
an additional $9 billion in compensation for workers in
other fields through spillover effects in 2007.
PAY 7% in gross
production taxes on
the oil and natural
taxes pay for
and other state
In 2007, the
oil and natural
gas industry paid
nearly $1 BILLION
in gross production
sales taxes and gross
production taxes paid by
producers and their employees,
the oil and natural gas industry
provides NEARLY 20%
of the revenue in the
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