01/08/2010 - President Obama announced $2.3 billion in federal tax credits on Friday, which he said would create 17,000 new "green" jobs.
Which is great, except that no one can count green jobs because, fundamentally, no one knows what a green job is.
Some groups have made valiant attempts to hack a better path through this data jungle. Back in June, the Pew Charitable Trusts counted 68,200 green businesses employing 770,000 workers in 2007 (the latest data available). And green employment during the previous decade grew at better than twice the pace of employment overall, the group found.
Read the full article Obama to Create 17,000 Green Jobs. What's a Green Job? on The Christian Science Monitor's Web site.