U.S. crude oil and gasoline inventories might be in short supply, but so are U.S. shale workers, according to new data released by the Labor Department on Friday. U.S. shale companies could have a harder time finding workers, the new data suggests, which showed that the number of workers employed in U.S. oil and gas jobs fell to 133,800 in September—a 4.8% decrease from July, which was this year’s high. On Friday, the Labor Department showed the unemployment rate fell to 2.5% in September, from 2.6% in August. To compare, the unemployment rate last September was 7.3%. Even prior to the most recent oil price hike this week, the most recent Dallas Fed report showed that activity in the oil and gas sector expanded at a healthy clip in the third quarter. Costs for this sector, however, continue to rise quarter after quarter—with virtually all of the 58 firms […]