The construction industry has second-highest proportion of green jobs (6.8%), behind utilities (almost 12%). All industries average: just over 2%).

Largest subtrade group: mechanical equipment contractors, including plumbing, electrical, and HVAC: 160k jobs.

Green jobs are also considered on an all-green or some-green basis, depending on whether the company gets all or some of its revenue from green building.  Looking at it that way, in Nov 2011, over 2 million jobs were all- or some-green.

Carpenters comprise the largest number (149k), followed by electricians (139k), and plumbers (118k).

Sources: BLS 2010 Green Goods and Services Survey and 2011 Occupational Employment and Wages in Green Goods and Services program


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