•Press Release Environment Jobs United States
Washington DC — A recent study by the Center for Economic and Policy Research showed that an aggressive reduction in fossil fuel use over two decades is projected to cause an annual job loss that is less than the number of workers that employers typically fire or lay off in a single day.
To better understand the study’s finding that employment impact would be limited even in states that are heavily dependent on the fossil fuel industry, today’s Blue Collar Jobs Tracker is republishing the state-level data in the form of an interactive tool to quickly find the data for each state.
In the example below, a 20-year fossil fuel phase out in North Dakota would imply a loss of 805 jobs a year for workers with nontransferable skills, or just under 0.2 percent of total employment in the state. By comparison, in a non-pandemic economy, 1.2 percent of all workers are laid off or fired every month.