Oil Spill Employment Impacts

Posadas, Benedict C. and Benedict Kit A. Posadas, Jr. Direct Employment Impacts of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill to Mississippi Seafood and Marine-related Sectors. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Bulletin, Mississippi State, Mississippi. In review.


This bulletin is part of the coast-wide assessment of the economic impacts of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill (GOMOS) on the State of Mississippi as mandated by the Mississippi Office of the Governor through the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning and the
Mississippi Research Consortium.

The overall goal of this bulletin is to measure the effects of the GOMOS to the direct employment creation performance of the seafood, and commercial and recreational fishing sectors in Mississippi.  The employment performance rate compares the annual number of jobs directly created by these sectors during the GOMOS period relative to the mean number of jobs directly created during the two pre-GOMOS baseline periods.  Using the employment multipliers for each sector, the total employment impacts of the GOMOS are also estimated. 

This bulletin was partially funded in part through grants provided by the U.S. Economic Development Administration through the Mississippi Economic Development Authority, Mississippi Research Consortium and the University of Southern Mississippi, 2010 Mississippi Institute of Higher Learning Oil Spill Assessment Project under grant award number USMGR04277A10. This document was approved for publication as MAFES Bulletin ---- of the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station. It was published by the Office of Agricultural Communications, a unit of the Division of Agriculture, Forestry, and Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State University. Copyright ---- by Mississippi State University. All rights reserved. This publication may be copied and distributed without alteration for nonprofit educational purposes provided that credit is given to the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station.