06/11/2009 - "Green-collar" hiring in the U.S. took a hit during the current recession, but may accelerate beyond its 1998-2007 growth rate of about 9% a year - more than double the 3.7% growth rate for traditional jobs.
That's the word from experts participating in the Pew Charitable Trusts' new Clean Energy Economy study, billed as the U.S.'s first state-by-state survey of green-collar jobs.
By 2007, the most recent year for which data are available, more than 68,200 businesses across all 50 states and the District of Columbia accounted for about 770,000 jobs relating to clean energy.
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