Newest Ohio shale boom study puts job creation at just over 65,000

In the third major study undertaken to determine how many jobs will be created as a result of the shale boom in Ohio, the Ohio Shale Coalition estimates that 65,680 jobs will be created as well as a $4.9 billion increase in the economy in Ohio by 2014, The Columbus Dispatch reports. The job estimates differ greatly from two previous studies by other organizations, which pegged the creation total at 200,000 and 20,000 jobs, the article said.