Resource for Green Jobs by State - Clean Job Index - Ecotech

Clean Jobs Index

5 Ways to Get Started

• Just mouse over a state on the map below for its Clean Jobs Index number*.

• Select a state in the dropdown box at the left or by clicking on the map.

• Select one of the individual Clean Jobs Indicators from the menu on the left.

• Click the Charts tab in the upper-right corner to see a comparison of all states.

• Select Jobs from the menu on the left to see clean jobs data and job listings.

*Higher index numbers suggest a state’s propensity to embrace renewable energy and energy efficiency. This may also indicate a greater possibility for employment in the clean economy sector.

Darker green indicates states with higher numbers.

The categories that comprise the Clean Jobs Index are noted by color to the right. Mouse over the bar next to the state of your choice for the ranking that each category has earned.

A word about how the Clean Jobs Index is created.

Our staff has developed a formula to aggregate data from nine expert data sources. The resulting Clean Jobs Index is presented as an index number which users can compare between states, as well as between states and national standards.

When necessary, we convert these data to a common unit of measurement and present as "per 100,000 population." Then, a zero-to-one scaling algorithm is applied to each indicator. By adding these values (with equal weight), the overall Clean Jobs Index is determined.

Higher index numbers suggest a state's propensity to embrace renewable energy and energy efficiency. This may also indicate a greater possibility for employment in the clean economy sector.

About the Clean Jobs Index

The Clean Jobs Index is an objective source for updated information on jobs in the U.S. clean economy sector, or "green jobs." The Index also compares states' use and development of clean energy and energy efficiency.

Ecotech Institute developed the Clean Jobs Index to assist the green industry by providing valuable information to policy makers, job seekers, students, clean energy employers, industry experts, economic development professionals and environmental advocates.

By reporting a variety of sustainability factors that affect citizens' lifestyles— including alternative fueling stations, LEED projects, total energy consumption, green pricing, net metering and state incentives—the Clean Jobs Index presents a balanced view of America's green jobs sector and the growing green/clean energy economy.

Sources for the information found in the Clean Jobs Index include a variety of agencies and organizations such as the U.S. Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Green Building Council, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy and Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency.