Green Jobs: Outpacing the Rest of the Economy

Authors: bsamad

As we continue to share information about the growing green jobs economic sector, it’s worth noting something important: green jobs growth is outpacing regular economic growth: by a decent margin, and across the country.

Take, for example, a report by Headwaters Economics. It found that:

  • Nationwide, overall jobs grew by 10 percent from 1995 to 2007 - compared to green jobs, which grew at 18 percent.
  • In New Mexico, total jobs grew 13 percent between 1995 and 2007 while the number of green jobs grew by 62 percent.
  • The Rocky Mount West Region (MN, WY, UT, CO & NM) has experienced a 30 percent increase in green jobs, while job growth across the region grew 19 percent.
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