2019 Clean Jobs Midwest

2019 Clean Jobs Midwest

The number of clean energy jobs across twelve Midwestern states totaled 737,031 in 2018, up 4 percent on a year-over-year basis, a report from the Clean Energy Trust, in partnership with Environmental Entrepreneurs and BW Research, finds. The report, 2019 Clean Jobs Midwest (or executive summary, 6 pages, PDF), a survey of clean energy employment in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, found that energy efficiency remains the largest industry within the Midwestern clean energy sector, accounting for 71.5 percent of jobs, followed by advanced transportation (12.4 percent), renewable energy generation (11.8 percent), advanced grid (3.4 percent), and clean fuels (1 percent). Supported by the Energy, Joyce, and McKnight foundations and the Energy Futures Initiative, the report also found that in terms of sector, 41.5 percent of clean energy jobs were in construction, 30.6 percent in manufacturing, and 8.8 percent in trade. State-by-state analyses found that Michigan had the largest number of clean energy jobs in 2018, with 123,247 jobs, and the second-highest share of clean jobs in the state's overall workforce, at 2.5 percent, after Indiana, where the 86,900 clean energy jobs made up 2.52 percent of the overall workforce.