Thursday, January 14, 2016

There Are Now More Solar Jobs In America Than Oil Jobs

Solar is the energy employer of the future -- or at least that's how the numbers look today. A new report on the state of the solar industry out Tuesday from the nonprofit Solar Foundation shows that the number of jobs in the United States in the solar industry outpaced those in the oil and gas industries for the first time ever. As of November 2015 there were almost 209,000 people who worked in the solar industry, 90 percent of whom only work on solar-related projects, according to the report. There were only about 185,000 people working in oil and gas in the United States in December 2015, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

More:  https://www.popularresistance.org/there-are-now-more-solar-jobs-in-america-than-oil-jobs/


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