Arizona near the top for solar employment

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Phoenix Business Journal

Arizona’s solar industry has 9,800 direct jobs, ranking it second in the country behind only California, according to one of the first nationwide surveys on the industry’s employment creation.

The job survey from the Solar Foundation finds a national solar employment base at the end of 2012 of more than 119,000 jobs, an increase of 13.2 percent from 2011.

For the first time, the study has broken out the jobs on a state-by-state basis, aiming to put a figure to where those jobs are ending up.

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