Washington Post (03/23/12) Sarah Halzack
“Green” jobs comprised 2.4% of U.S. total employment in 2010, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. According to the DOL’s first-ever survey of green goods and services jobs, the U.S. had 3.1 million green jobs in 2010. Manufacturing contributed the greatest number of green jobs of any private-sector industry. Construction and professional, scientific, and technical services also contributed large numbers of green jobs. California had more green jobs in 2010 than any other state and the District of Columbia, representing 2.3% of total employment.