The Energy Workforce and Technology Council said the US oilfield services and equipment sector added 7450 jobs in December 2021, even as overall hiring in the country slowed.

The Houston-based industry trade group said in its monthly Energy Technology & Services Employment Report that the sector — after hitting a peak of more than 109,000 pandemic-related job losses in February 2021 — has regained some 62,289 jobs.

This brings the total pandemic employment losses to 47,172 jobs, resulting in $5.6