National Solar Jobs Census 2011
In part, Census 2011 found:
- 100,237 jobs as of August 2011
- 6.8% growth from August 2010 to August 2011 - growing nearly ten times faster than the overall economy
- 6,735 new solar jobs created between August 2010 and August 2011
- Employers expect to increase their workforce by 24% next year, creating 24,000 net new solar jobs
Also included you will find:
- Top twenty states for solar jobs ranked
- Recommendations for policymakers, workforce training providers, employers
- Company profiles
- Value chain breakdown for top five states
Compared with the overall economy, which grew only 0.7% during that same period, the solar industry is an economic bright spot. Click here to read some reactions to our Census from some of the top solar leaders.
Click below to read what the media is saying:
On camera interviews with Executive Director Andrea Luecke:
Listen to an ICMA podcast with Andrea Luecke on the Census
Click below to read what people said about the prerelease of our top-line numbers:
Much like the award-winning National Solar Jobs Census 2010, Census 2011 sheds light on the solar industry's impact on the overall economy through labor market data. Building off of last year's highly defensible baseline jobs numbers, Census 2011 contains additional information on the top twenty states for solar jobs, employer workforce challenges and needs, and recommendations for employers, policymakers and workforce training providers.
For those of you joining us at Solar Power International in Dallas, don't miss our Census 2011 Release Party held at Dallas' Aloft Boutique Hotel on Wednesday, October 19th. Free copies of the full Census 2011 report will be available for those who attend!