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Green Jobs

Literature and statistics on the employment aspect of the green economy.

Classifications

O*NET Resource Center: The Green Economy

For its comprehensive database of worker attributes and job characteristics, O*NET researched and developed its definitions to focus on three general occupational categories, each describing different consequences of green economy activities and technologies on occupational performance: green increased demand occupations, green enhanced skills occupations, and green new and emerging (N&E) occupations. These are organized by green economy sector. O*NET OnLine offers comprehensive occupational descriptions and data for every occupation.

Statistics

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Measuring Green Jobs.

Through the through the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) and Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) programs, BLS has collected data on the green economy and published tables on Green Goods and Services Occupations (GGS-OCC), Green Technologies and Practices (GTP), and Green Goods and Services (GGS).  Budget cuts mandated in 2013 led to the elimination of the CGS-OCC, GTP, and GGS programs.