Study: Colorado jobs in fledgling green sector growing
DENVER, Colorado- A new study shows Colorado’s clean energy job growth outpaced overall new jobs for much of the last decade.
The Pew Charitable Trusts report released Wednesday concluded Colorado’s clean energy jobs grew nearly 19 percent between 1998 and 2007. That compares with an eight percent increase in overall jobs during the same period.
The state had 17,008 jobs and 1,778 businesses in clean energy in 2007.
The study says clean energy jobs grew about nine percent nationally while overall jobs grew about three-point-seven percent between 1998 and 2007.
The most recent data does not include the effects of the recession.
Researchers used private jobs data that included information about employers.
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