15 February 2011 – From EDIE Green jobs grew more than three times faster at 3 per cent than total employment in California  from January 2008 to 2009.  According to research from Next 10 between 1995 and 2009, the renewable energy generation sector created the most jobs in California’s green economy, adding nearly 20,000 jobs across the state and almost 3000 jobs between 2008 and 2009.

The green economy now accounts for about 174,000 jobs in California, with the rate of growth similar to the software industry since 2005.

“The green job data is significant because these jobs are growing in every region across the state, outpacing other vital sectors and generating business across the supply chain,” said Noel Perry, founder of Next 10.

While manufacturing employment represents only 11 per cent of state-wide employment, it represents 26 per cent of all green employment. See EDIE