The number of current green jobs again reached a record today with over 10,800 green jobs that are less than 60 days old.
The top 15 above are very similar to our January top 15, with North Carolina dropping out in favor of South Carolina.
In addition, 533 green jobs are "virtual" or can be located anywhere in the US.
The number of companies advertising for green jobs indexed by The Green Job Bank has also reached a peak, to 2,090. And this is just the tip of the iceberg, far from 41,000, the number of green companies estimated in a recent report by the Brookings Institution.
If we applied the proportion we have today of 5.64 jobs per company (11,800/2,090), the total number of open green jobs could be estimated at over 230,000. Given the fact that not every vacancy is advertised online (as little as 15% to 25% of total vacancies according to several sources), and that our 2,090 companies represent about 5% of the 41,000 estimated by the Brookings Institution, the total number of open green jobs can be estimated at between 200,000 and 230,000.
The same companies as in the previous reports are at the top of our list, with AECOM, Xantrex, ERM and NextEra Energy topping the list:
Since these numbers change daily, please note that by the time you read this post, the numbers above will have changed.