Overview of Green Jobs in the U.S.

The January 2013 issue of Monthly Labor Review online is a special issue dedicated to green jobs. Four articles are included, which explain the methodology of the two BLS surveys, the Green Goods and Services survey and the Green Technologies and Practices survey, and summarize previously published data. The final article, “Workplace safety and health profiles of occupations with green technology jobs” uses BLS workplace safety and health data, which shares the same industry and occupation classification systems used in the green jobs studies, to report on the prevalence and details of workplace injuries and accidents. Unfortunately, the data cannot be separated into green and non-­green jobs, so that the results are for all jobs in the industries or occupations that contain green jobs. Also included: a book review of Good Green Jobs in a Global Economy: Making and Keeping New Industries in the United States, by David J. Hess, published by MIT Press in 2012.

Monthly Labor Review Online, January 2013 issue, published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, is at:  http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2013/01/ 

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