According to an analysis by the International Renewables Energy Agency (IRENA), the United States increased green energy jobs by 6% in 2015 to reach 769,000 jobs. While this is a good trend in the US, it represents a small fraction of global renewable energy employment which is at 8.1 million jobs.
In the study, solar was split into three categories: photovoltaic (PV), heating/cooling, and concentrated solar power (CSP). In all solar makes up almost 46% of the global renewable energy job market.
In the US, Solar grew by 22% for 209,000 jobs in 2015. That is more growth than the in oil and gas extraction (187,200) or coal mining (67,929).
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