Publish Date: April 22, 2020
This fact sheet highlights the size, growth, and key trends of employment in the U.S. advanced energy industry in 2019, which has increased to 3.6 million jobs from 2.7 million in 2015.
We draw from the authoritative dataset compiled by labor economists at BW Research Partnership for the annual U.S. Energy and Employment Report, published by Energy Futures Initiative and the National Association of State Energy Officials.
For comparison, U.S. advanced energy employment exceeded that of retail stores (3 million), was more than double employment in hotels and motels (1.7 million), and more than tripled jobs in coal and oil (1 million combined).
Growth of advanced energy jobs was nearly two times that of jobs overall for the U.S., and employers said they expected to add 5% to their workforce this year, before the coronavirus hit.
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