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Green jobs growing at a rate comparable to software jobs
Green jobs growing at a rate comparable to software jobs
Posted Date:25-01-2011 Courtesy:Silicon INdia
The green jobs continue to grow at a healthy clip, even in the wake of the economic crisis and from January 2008 to 2009, jobs in the green sector grew more than three times faster (three percent) than total employment in California (one percent), reveals the research firm Next 10's second "Many Shades of Green" report.
The Core Green Economy now accounts for 174,000 jobs in California. The rate of growth of green jobs has been similar to that of software jobs since 2005. The Bay Area has recorded the strongest green employment gains in the state since 1995, expanding by 109 percent.
"The green job data is significant because these jobs are growing in every region across the state, outpacing other sectors, and generating business across the supply chain," said F. Noel Perry, Founder of Next 10. "While green job numbers are modest relative to the overall economy, there are very few business sectors in a state as large as California that employs people across every region. The emergence of this vibrant Core Green Economy can be attributed to California's history of innovation, as well as our forward-looking energy and energy efficiency policies," he added.
The report titled as "Many Shades of Green: Regional Distribution and Trends in California's Green Economy, 2011" provides a detailed report of California's green economy tracking the available data on employment, business establishments, location, and growth across every green sector and region of California. Collaborative Economics, an economic research and consulting organization, prepared the report for Next 10.
According to the report, from 1995 to 2009, the Energy Generation sector created the most jobs in California's Core Green Economy, adding nearly 20,000 jobs across the state and almost 3,000 jobs over the year 2008-2009. The Bay Area and the Sacramento Area posted the strongest employment gains in the Core Green Economy, expanding by 109 percent and 103 percent respectively since 1995, followed by Orange County (67 percent) and the San Joaquin Valley (55 percent). The Bay Area and the San Diego Region led in green job growth over the most recent observable year, expanding by eight percent and seven percent respectively. Across all green segments, employment in the installation, sales, research and development, and finance and investment sectors more than doubled in California since 1995.
Regionally, the Bay Area has recorded the strongest green employment gains in the state, expanding by 109 percent since 1995. From January 2008 to 2009, green employment in the Bay Area increased eight percent (five percent faster than the state overall) adding almost 3,500 jobs. Bay Area represents 28 percent of the employment and 26 percent of the businesses in California's green economy. 
The green jobs continue to grow at a healthy clip, even in the wake of the economic crisis and from January 2008 to 2009, jobs in the green sector grew more than three times faster (three percent) than total employment in California (one percent), reveals the research firm Next 10's second "Many Shades of Green" report.
The Core Green Economy now accounts for 174,000 jobs in California. The rate of growth of green jobs has been similar to that of software jobs since 2005. The Bay Area has recorded the strongest green employment gains in the state since 1995, expanding by 109 percent.
"The green job data is significant because these jobs are growing in every region across the state, outpacing other sectors, and generating business across the supply chain," said F. Noel Perry, Founder of Next 10. "While green job numbers are modest relative to the overall economy, there are very few business sectors in a state as large as California that employs people across every region. The emergence of this vibrant Core Green Economy can be attributed to California's history of innovation, as well as our forward-looking energy and energy efficiency policies," he added.
The report titled as "Many Shades of Green: Regional Distribution and Trends in California's Green Economy, 2011" provides a detailed report of California's green economy tracking the available data on employment, business establishments, location, and growth across every green sector and region of California. Collaborative Economics, an economic research and consulting organization, prepared the report for Next 10.
According to the report, from 1995 to 2009, the Energy Generation sector created the most jobs in California's Core Green Economy, adding nearly 20,000 jobs across the state and almost 3,000 jobs over the year 2008-2009. The Bay Area and the Sacramento Area posted the strongest employment gains in the Core Green Economy, expanding by 109 percent and 103 percent respectively since 1995, followed by Orange County (67 percent) and the San Joaquin Valley (55 percent). The Bay Area and the San Diego Region led in green job growth over the most recent observable year, expanding by eight percent and seven percent respectively. Across all green segments, employment in the installation, sales, research and development, and finance and investment sectors more than doubled in California since 1995.
Regionally, the Bay Area has recorded the strongest green employment gains in the state, expanding by 109 percent since 1995. From January 2008 to 2009, green employment in the Bay Area increased eight percent (five percent faster than the state overall) adding almost 3,500 jobs. Bay Area represents 28 percent of the employment and 26 percent of the businesses in California's green economy. 
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