Green Jobs Growth Surges In California, Says Report

New jobs data released today by nonpartisan research foundation Next 10, finds that green job growth surged in California over the lsat few years, despite the economic crisis. According to data released by the group, job employment in the green sector grew three times faster than total employment in California, accounting for 174,000 jobs. The report, based on data from January 2008 to 2009, found the Los Angeles Area had 23 percent of green employment in the state, and 22 percent of green businesses. The report also found that San Diego, along with the Bay Area, led in green job growth over the study period, with San Diego's green jobs growing by seven percent compared with eight percent growth in the Bay Area.