12 Jul '11, 9pm

Green jobs growing even as economy wilts

Green jobs growing even as economy wilts

Image: Indeed.com Cross-posted from Climate Progress . Last month's bleak jobs report is a reminder of just how deep our economic troubles are: With only 18,000 jobs created and the unemployment rate creeping up to 9.2 percent, the hangover from 2008's financial implosion is still with us. But a look at the increase in postings for clean energy and sustainability-related jobs anecdotally suggests that the "sustainability" sector is faring better than most, according to the Wall Street Journal : In the past two years, the number of online job postings containing the keyword "sustainability" has more than quadrupled to 8,245 in May, according to Indeed.com, which aggregates online job postings. The number containing "wind" and "solar" more than doubled in the same time period. Some of that growth might have come from the $800 billion economic stimulus package, about $100 bil...

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