US Energy & Employment Report 2017

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The US Energy & Employment Report 2017, DOE's second annual energy jobs report, provides a more accurate, consistent and complete measure of direct energy employment across all sectors of the US economy. DOE had identified four major gaps in existing energy employment data: (1) business activities essential to the operation of traditional energy companies classified by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) within the business activities of other sectors; (2) jobs associated with the production of renewable energy such as wind, solar geothermal, etc.; (3) jobs associated with energy efficiency; and, (4) jobs associated with energy efficiency in manufacturing processes.

USEER 2017 presents data that addresses the first three gaps in energy employment measurement. The fourth gap will be addressed in a separate report on US energy and manufacturing employment.

US Energy and Employment Report 2017 reports energy employment in four categories:

  • Electric Power Generation & Fuels by industry
  • Transmission, Distribution and Storage employment by industry
  • Energy Efficiency employment by industry
  • Motor Vehicles (autos, light and heavy duty trucks)┬ámanufacturing, maintenance and wholesale trade

The 2017 USEER State Report provides the demographic and sector analysis of each of these four categories for the given state.