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'Green' Jobs Estimates Cost Taxpayers Millions (on repetitive surveys)
Carolina Journal ^ | 2/27/12 | Don Carrington

Posted on 02/27/2012 2:32:18 AM PST by Libloather

'Green' Jobs Estimates Cost Taxpayers Millions
Feds spend $8 million, states $48 million on repetitive surveys
By Don Carrington
Feb. 27th, 2012

RALEIGH — Sometime in March, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics will release its first report estimating the number of “green” or “clean” jobs in the nation. The $8 million BLS project follows $48 million worth of stimulus grants that the Labor Department had made to individual states to produce their own green job definitions and estimates.

North Carolina received $946,000 from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for its study. While most states released their green job reports last year, North Carolina’s project is behind schedule.


• The Indiana green jobs study concluded that the top five “Green and Growing Occupations” were truck drivers, industrial engineers, mechanical engineers, sales representatives, and maintenance workers.

• The Hawaii report lists construction and government as the state’s two largest green industries.

• The Iowa study concluded that the state had 17,059 green jobs, or 3 percent of total statewide employment. Included in that total are 1,007 construction laborers, 603 landscaping workers, and 570 heavy truck drivers.

• The Washington state study listed greenhouse workers, electricians, construction laborers, and carpenters as the categories with the most green jobs.

• Several states have classified trash collection workers in the green job family.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: globalwarming; green; jobs; millions; taxpayers

1 posted on 02/27/2012 2:32:25 AM PST by Libloather
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