The green-lobby likes to talk about green jobs, but they are oddly quiet when it comes to job creation in the conventional energy economy. The figure below (by super-blogger Mark Perry) shows the stunning trend in conventional energy job creation, contrasted with non-farm employment. It’s pretty plain to see where the economy is bouncing back.
Total Nonfarm Payroll Employment research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/PAYEMS
All Employees: Oil and Gas Extraction research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/CES1021100001