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Prospects are bright for green-industry jobs. The International Renewable Energy Agency reported that more than 760,000 people worked in this field in the United States with a total workforce of more than 8.1 million around the world as of 2015. Their report, Renewable Energy and Jobs Annual Report 2016, measured 6 percent employment growth in the U.S. and 5 percent globally from 2014. Solar and wind energy employment rose 11 percent and 5 percent respectively, while employment in bioenergy and hydropower remained flat or declined.

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