With nearly 52,000 jobs statewide in fields such as renewables, clean vehicles manufacturing, and energy efficiency, New Jersey’s clean energy economy employs more than giants like UPS (19,000 workers), Wal-Mart (17,405), and Verizon (15,000) combined.
According to the 2019 Clean Jobs New Jersey (downloadable PDF), New Jersey ranks ninth in renewable energy jobs, ninth in solar jobs, sixth in geothermal jobs, sixth in bioenergy, and seventh in low-impact hydro jobs among all U.S. States. The state’s clean economy also enjoys one of the highest employment rates of veterans, accounting for 13.3 % of all clean energy workers. While 40,000 clean jobs are located in the New York metro area (which ranks second in the U.S.), all 21 counties in the state employ workers in clean energy with 15 counties home to more than 1,000.
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