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Solar Jobs Census

U.S. Solar Workforce Grew 17-Times Faster than Economy Overall in 2016

The U.S. solar workforce grew at a record high 25% year-over-year in 2016 as solar job creation increased in 44 states and throughout the industry value chain, according to The Solar Foundation’s “National Solar Jobs Census 2016.”

Global employment in renewable energy

More than 8 Million Working in the Renewable Energy Industry Worldwide

The number of people around the world employed in the renewable energy industry rose 5% year-over-year in 2015 to exceed 8.1 million, according to a research report released today by IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency). That stands in stark contrast to recent trends in the broader global energy sector, where jobs numbers have been falling.

Despite the rhetoric from the GOP, green job growth is a principal driver in an otherwise lackluster economy

The Facts on U.S. Green Job Growth

Green career growth: getting the facts straight Despite Republican subterfuge, the facts clearly show that the Obama administration’s support for green jobs has helped to improve the U.S. employment picture. Green job creation is a central part of a favorable employment trend. According to October data, unemployment has fallen to 7.8 percent, its lowest level in four years. The green economy has been…

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