(LOS ANGELES) -- Often touted as one of the “greener” states, California actually boasts a far less energy conscious economy, according to a report released Thursday from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The Los Angeles Times reports that a study on the state of green energy employment across the country found that California had 338,400 jobs associated with the production of green goods and services in 2010—more than other states, yet only 2.3 percent of the state’s total private and public payrolls.
According to the report, Vermont had the highest share of green jobs at 4.4 percent of its total payrolls. The District of Columbia came in second with 3.9 percent and Idaho at 3.7 percent.
Nationwide, there were 3.1 million green jobs in 2010—accounting for 2.4 percent of all employment.
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