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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Green jobs are almost as prevalent as hospital jobs, a new report says. They make up nearly 3 percent of Oregon's employment.

An estimated 51,400 Oregonians worked in so-called green jobs last year, according to a new report from the state Employment Department....

“What we found in our survey, and the reason why we call it a greening of Oregon’s economy, is that we didn’t find a separate unique economy, different from Oregon’s economy,” he said. “Many, if not all, of the green jobs are in occupations that already are in existence.”

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