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U.S. Energy and Employment Report

Despite economic uncertainty, however, the USEER analysis shows the energy sector experienced positive job growth, increasing 4.0% from 2020 to 2021, outpacing overall U.S. employment, which climbed 2.8% in the same period. Overall, the total number of energy jobs increased, from 7.5 million in 2020 to more than 7.8 million in 2021, after a steep decline in 2020.  There are more than 3 million jobs, 40% of total energy jobs, that support reducing U.S. emissions to zero across several sectors.

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Deployment Activities Dominate Solar Jobs in Europe

In 2020, 357,000 full-time equivalent jobs (FTEs) are employed in the EU solar sector. 150,000 FTEs, 42% of the total, are direct jobs, while 207,000 are indirect jobs. The great majority of jobs (80%) are associated with solar deployment activities. Operation & Maintenance jobs are 10% of the total, with the remaining share belonging to Manufacturing, at 6%, and Decommissioning & Recycling, at 4%.

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Clean Energy Jobs in California 2021

California’s clean energy economy employed about 480,000 Californians at the end of 2020, down from 537,000 the year before. However, since the sector’s losses peaked at the end of May 2020, jobs grew back by more than 13 percent compared to less than 6 percent in statewide economy overall.

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