Top Five Signs Green Jobs Will Improve Our Economy

I recently was given a copy of the 2010 Green Jobs report by the US Commerce Department.  There were five things that really stood out to me in this report.  They were:

1.  The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the economy of the United States of America rose by 1-2% from the green economy.  This means that products which reduced pollution or saved energy was part of the increase of our countries gross domestic product.

2.  From 2003 – 2007 (the years they gauged) jobs rose by 1.8 – 2.4 million (conservative and liberal estimates). 

3.  In the service sectors was the largest gain of jobs.  13% of the total job increase was due to green service related jobs.

4.  This means that “between $371 billion to $516 billion of private sector shipments were from the Green economy.”

5.  While it was modest 3% of the total growth to construction was due to green jobs.

In addition, based on these estimates and given the $90 billion the United States Government is investing in the green economy can only spell great things ahead for all of us in tough times and good times.

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