Oil fields have been booming in Texas and Florida, and with it jobs.
According to an industry report, there were more than 4.2 million jobs in the U.S. in the petroleum and natural gas industries, which is up from 2.7 million jobs two years ago.
The report also shows that jobs in manufacturing, construction and professional services were up.
The average annual wage in the oil and gas industry was $56,931, up from $53,928 in 2014.
The median annual salary in the industry was up from about $41,000 two years earlier.
The petroleum and gas jobs boom has been attributed to a surge in production by oil and natural resources companies, a rise in the cost of exploration and drilling, and a decrease in production costs.
As of last month, the price of crude oil had fallen by more than half since early February, when oil prices peaked at $107 a barrel.
Oil prices have since risen slightly, but they remain at around $100 a barrel today.
That has made it more expensive for companies to drill, which have seen their earnings shrink.
For oilfield jobs, oilfield services, construction, manufacturing and professional and technical services jobs have all grown, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The most recent numbers show that the oil industry has added almost 5.3 million jobs since 2015, a 2.5 percent increase over 2016.
The industry has also experienced a rise among other industries, with mining, forestry and fishing, as well as other types of agriculture, forestry, agriculture and fishing all seeing job growth.
The oil industry added more than 1.5 million jobs over the past year.
The U.N. said last month that oil and petroleum production in the United States fell by 1.9 million barrels per day last year, the lowest rate since records began in 1850.
It also said that crude oil prices fell to $47.60 a barrel last month from $50.55 a barrel in early 2016.