State Solar Jobs Map 2013 and State Solar Jobs Census Reports
On February 11th, 2014, The Solar Foundation provided updated solar jobs figures for each of the fifty states through its State Solar Jobs Map. This year’s investigation into solar employment in each state reveals that solar jobs were added in 43 states and the District of Columbia. As with last year, each state has its own shareable profile that contains up-to-date information on: state jobs figures, rankings of industry sectors by employment, key state policies supporting solar, and much more.
In addition to this update, The Solar Foundation also performed its first-ever “deep dive” into district-level solar employment in select states using the same survey-based methods employed in our award-winning National Solar Jobs Census series. DOWNLOAD THE FULL REPORTS for California, Arizona, and Minnesota, or check out our state fact sheet for a lighter read.
National Solar Jobs Census 2013
On January 27th, 2014, The Solar Foundation released National Solar Jobs Census 2013, which found that the U.S. solar industry currently employs over 142,000 Americans. This figure represents the addition of nearly 24,000 additional solar workers over the previous year. The industry’s nearly 20% growth in employment since 2012 shows that – for the first time ever – the solar industry exceeded the growth projections made in the previous year’s report. During the period covered by Census 2013, average employment in the national economy great at only 1.9%. Between September 2012 and November 2013, the U.S. solar industry added an average of 56 solar workers each day.
Source: The Solar Foundation