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Bureau of Labor Statistics releases first official count of environmentally friendly jobs

April 05, 2012

For the first time, the federal government last month released an official estimate of the number of green jobs in the U.S. economy. According to the report, which was based on data from 2010, 3.1 million Americans are now employed in jobs that benefit the environment, accounting for 2.4 percent of the nation's total employment. Of these green jobs, 2.3 million are found in the private sector and 860,300 in the public sector.

 

Read the article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/22/a-tally-of-green-jobs/

 

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