28 Mar '12, 9pm

green jobs growth – by the numbers

green jobs growth – by the numbers

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has produced a study that is touted to finally be able to reveal the number of green jobs there are in the U.S. The green sector, known as the Green Goods and Services (GGS) which includes 120,000 businesses over 333 industries, comprises roughly 2.4 percent of all jobs found in the U.S. How does that stack up? In 2010, roughly 3.1 million people were employed ingreen jobs — a number we can presume has continued to grow over the last two years. California is the state with the most jobs, totaling to 338,000 (next closest is New York with 249,000); 6 states exceed the 100,000 jobs number. Divided up by sector, the private sector holds the most available jobs with 2.3 million, with another 860,000 employed in the public sector. The BLS also notes how widespread jobs are given the different skill sets people have. Manufacturi...

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