California is back creating jobs. It created 268,000 jobs last year, and its booming solar industry alone provides 43,000 direct jobs and many more indirect jobs. Indeed, according to the Solar Foundation, California has more solar jobs than actors and Texas more sun positions than ranchers.
The Solar Foundation's solar jobs map has fascinating solar jobs information for each state. Take a look:
As for Pennsylvania, solar jobs total 4,000 and most are in manufacturing.
Through August 2012, total national solar employment was 119,000 jobs and had grown 13% over the prior year. The Solar Foundation expects solar jobs to grow 20% from 2012 to 2013, a ten times faster jobs growth rate than found in the national economy.