Barbers are earning as much as $180,000 a year in West Texas, one of the hottest job markets in the country, The Wall Street Journal reports.

An oil boom that has taken hold over the Permian Basin is leading to so much economic activity and expansion, the area can barely keep pace. Barbers in Pecos are charging a minimum of $40 for a haircut and are busy for hours without stopping, according to WSJ. (RELATED: The Biggest US Oil Field Increases Its Output, Still Lowers Its Methane Emissions)

Schools in the regions in and around Midland are struggling to hire teachers because housing prices have risen so high. Some districts have taken to building their own housing on school property to attract educators to move to the area, WSJ reports.

READ MORE:  https://dailycaller.com/2019/03/01/pecos-midland-texas-permian-basin/

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