#Greenfail: CA Lags the Nation In Creating Green Jobs
03/23/2012 3 Comments
Remember the Prop 23 vs AB-32 debates when our local left claimed that green jobs would lead California’s economic recovery? That was one of Steve Frisch, Sierra Business Council main points in his defense of AB-32 presentations. Now we learn in a Sac Bee Report that: California lags nation in green jobs
The latest monthly employment report, released Friday, was not particularly good news for California, whose jobless rate was unchanged in February at 10.9 percent with more than two million workers unemployed.
That’s a bit better that it was during the depths of the recession, but not much, the data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistic indicate.
But what about those green jobs that Gov. Jerry Brown and other political figures frequently tout as California’s economic salvation? Another report from the BLS indicates that they’re a tiny part of the state’s economy and would have to grow exponentially for a long time to become a major factor in reducing the state’s high jobless rate.
You can read the rest of the report HERE.
Why do you think that California’s green jobs are lagging? It is clear that the Governor and State Legislature want California to lead the nation in the creation of green jobs, but for some reason we are falling behind. Why? Could is be the regulations that are driving even green companies out of the state? That would be my guess.
Check out these two web post and then get back to me with your answer: