Philly-area ranks fifth in nation for clean jobs

    We might be dirty, but our jobs sure are clean.

    A report from D.C. – based Brookings Institute finds the Philadelphia-area is fifth in the nation for clean jobs, meaning, “jobs that produce goods and services that benefit the environment and public mass transit benefits the environment by providing a more energy-efficient mode of transportation to work.”

    New York, L.A., Chicago and D.C. took the top four spots.


    Our area had 54,325 clean jobs last year (compared with more than 150,000 for No. 1 New York). The Philadelphia Business Journal has a full summary of the report, which broke down the clean economy into five categories and then segments like waste management and treatment and conservation.

    In all, the country had 2.7 million clean jobs last year.

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