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Surviving the slump: Snyder jobs still plentiful, but not in oil market

SNYDER — Plenty of jobs are still available, but fewer of them are oil-related. Scurry County’s unemployment rate has risen a percentage point or so in the past six months, according to figures from the Texas Workforce Commission. But at just over 4 percent, it’s still slightly below the state and national averages. Bill Lavers, executive director of the Development ...

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Service companies keep cutting as rigs keep falling

Permian Basin producers again dropped drilling rigs this week, Baker Hughes reported Friday, as service companies announced another round of job cuts. Baker Hughes counted 12 fewer rigs in the Permian Basin, leaving 246 drilling for oil and gas in the region. About 74 percent drill horizontal wells as producers focus on core areas. Nationally, the oil and gas rig ...

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