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United States Energy and Employment Report 2022

United States Energy and Employment Report 2022

Full Title: United States Energy and Employment Report 2022
Author(s): David Keyser, Gina Coplon Newfield, Carla Frisch, Kate Gordon, Betony Jones, Hannah Schanzer, Christy Veeder, and William Woolston
Publisher(s): US Department of Energy
Publication Date: June 15, 2022
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Description (excerpt):

The United States Energy and Employment Report (USEER) captures employment, workforce, industry, occupation, unionization, demographic, and hiring information by energy industry technology groups. These groups represent the fields of electric power generation; transmission, distribution, and storage; fuels; energy efficiency; and motor vehicles and component parts. In addition to this national report, a companion report, available at, provides state-level snapshots that are useful for understanding and comparison.

In 2021, U.S. energy sector jobs grew 4.0% over 2020, outpacing overall U.S. employment, which climbed 2.8% in the same time period. The energy sector added more than 300,000 jobs, increasing from 7.5 million total energy jobs in 2020 to more than 7.8 million in 2021. Last year’s United States Energy and Employment Report (USEER) showed that, by the end of 2020, the energy sector was beginning to rebound, adding back 560,000 jobs. While the energy sector as a whole has not recovered all of the jobs lost in 2020, nearly all technologies added energy jobs in 2021. 


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