From Green Jobs Assessment, Albuquerque is at # 10 American Cities With The Fastest Green Jobs Growth

In a story dated 7/18/11 on the Huffingtonpost.com , it is reported that in “Sizing the Clean Economy: A National and Regional Green Jobs Assessment,” an unbiased report published by Brookings Institute that Albuquerque, NM is the tenth leading American city for the fastest Green Jobs growth.

the following is excerpted from the story:

"# 10. Albuquerque, NM
> Green Job Growth Rate: 7.8% per year
> No. of Green Jobs in 2010: 9,912
> Current Unemployment: 6.8%
> Peak Unemployment: 9.4% (July 2010)
> State Unemployment: 6.9% (14th lowest)

Albuquerque has emerged as a major center for companies that use green technologies as well as large manufacturers of green technologies, such as Advent Solar and Schott AG. Last year, “The EPA awarded $49,000 to the Earth Works Institute and the Gila Resources Information Project towards the employment of New Mexico high school students in green jobs,” reports New Mexico news station KRQE. Unemployment is now two and a half percentage points lower than it was at the city’s peak, only one year ago."

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