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The 2019 Report:
Release Event

The National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO), the Energy Futures Initiative (EFI), BW Research, and energy and workforce policy experts discussed the public release of the 2019 U.S. Energy and Employment Report (USEER) on Wednesday, March 6, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The event, convened by David Ellis, EFI’s Director of Communications and Policy Strategy, featured a panel of energy experts, led by former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, President & CEO of EFI, and David Terry, the Executive Director of NASEO.

 

U.S. Energy and Employment Report:
An Invaluable Tool for Energy Policy

The U.S. Energy & Employment Report (USEER) is an annual report, based on a survey administered to over 30,000 employers across 53 different energy technologies.  Originally published by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in 2016, the USEER was adopted in 2018 by the Energy Futures Initiative (EFI) and the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) under the identical, federally-approved protocols as previous editions. The 2019 Report is the second year of this partnership between the two nonprofit entities.

The USEER survey is designed to supplement Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) employment data to provide a deeper and more complete understanding of the following sectors of the economy:  Electric Power Generation; Fuels Production; Transmission, Distribution, and Storage; Energy Efficiency, and Motor Vehicles.  For the first time, the 2019 USEER includes wage data by sector.

The USEER database provides the following information:

  • Direct employment job counts in 53 different energy technologies

  • Hiring difficulty experienced by energy employers during the last year

  • Hiring projections of energy employers for the next twelve months

  • Identification of high demand occupations

  • Wage data by energy sector

  • Employer hiring expectations for the next 12 months

  • Breakdowns of energy employment by industrial classification

  • First-ever job counts and industrial classifications of energy efficiency jobs

  • Motor vehicle jobs by fuel type and parts’ contribution to fuel efficiency

  • Demographics of each technology by age, race, gender, and veterans status

Value of the USEER.  The USEER provides value to energy sector employers, public officials, policy makers, and trade associations by providing a common methodology and data set on employment across all energy technologies and fuels.  In addition to a uniform standard for enumerating energy employment, the USEER provides year-by-year data and forward-looking employment projections on a range of employment issues that can support local, state, and regional initiatives seeking to coordinate workforce development and economic development strategies and programs.

Currently, 10 states, six trade associations, and seven foundations are supporting the USEER.

 
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2018 Energy Jobs Report Launch

Ernest J. Moniz, President & CEO of Energy Futures Initiative, welcomes Senator Maria Cantwell, D-Washington, to the launch of the 2018 U.S. Energy and Employment Report on Wednesday. (Photo by Roxie Brown/EFI)

Event Video on YouTube

Media Contacts

For inquiries regarding this report, please contact:

Sandy Fazeli
Managing Director
National Association of State Energy Officials
sfazeli@naseo.org
703-299-8800 x 117
www.naseo.org

David Ellis
Director, Communications and Policy Strategy
Energy Futures Initiative
Ddellis@energyfuturesinitiative.org
202-688-0042
www.energyfuturesinitiative.org

 

LATEST NEWS


FEATURED

Department of Energy Cites the USEER

In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, the Department of Energy cited the USEER to call attention to the gender gap in energy jobs in the United States:  “In the U.S. Energy & Employment Report you can find figures on women’s employment in each sector of the energy workforce (did you know the electric power generation sector has the highest percentage of women?). The report was released just this week by National Association of State Energy Officials and the Energy Futures Initiative.” Read more here.

E&E NEWS

Labor shortages may hamstring U.S. energy sector — study

The United States is facing a shortage of workers trained and willing to take blue-collar construction jobs in the energy sector, even as oil and gas production soars and the power sector continues to transform, according to a new report.

The Energy Futures Initiative (EFI) and the National Association of State Energy Officials found in a study released yesterday that the hiring challenges are not evenly spread among the fossil fuels, nuclear power and renewable energy sources that are battling for prominence.

AXIOS

Across the energy sector, workers are increasingly hard to find

All parts of America’s energy industry are having trouble hiring workers, according to a new report out today.

Driving the news: Hiring difficulty last year was cited by more than three-quarters of employers in areas like energy efficiency, electric power and vehicles. This is an increase of nearly 7% over 2017, per the annual report that had been conducted by the Energy Department and is now done by two nonprofits.


FORBES

U.S. Oil And Natural Gas Led For New Energy Jobs in 2018

A joint project from the National Association of State Energy Officials and Energy Futures Initiative, the new must read for the American job market is out: The 2019 U.S. Energy and Employment Report.

With all time records being set for total Americans in the labor force, energy continues to outpace the other sectors in terms of new hires.

Our energy jobs boom begins with oil and natural gas, together supplying nearly 65% of all the energy that enables our $21 trillion economy.

As compared to 2017, U.S. crude oil and gas production boomed 16.3% and 12% respectively in 2018, so the jobs followed.


UTILITY DIVE

Efficiency leads 2019 energy job growth prospects

The 2019 U.S. Energy and Employment Report (USEER), released yesterday, shows traditional energy and energy efficiency sectors "continued to outperform the economy as a whole," and added 152,000 new jobs last year.

2018 COVERAGE


CHARLESTON CHRONICLE

New U.S. Energy and Jobs Report Shows Growth, Less Diverse Workforce

WALL STREET JOURNAL

Energy Journal 

LOUISIANA WEEKLY

African-American workers lag behind whites in the Energy sector 

E&E NEWS

Tax Credits May Do Little for Coal: Report 

PROUDGREENBUILDING

Report: Energy-efficiency employment climbing 

NRDC BLOG

Good News for Good Jobs: Clean Energy Soars

THE CHRONICLE

Sen. Maria Cantwell Touts Washington's Status in Energy Sector Economy 

DELAWARE PUBLIC MEDIA

Biden, Moniz talk energy jobs at UD

KXLY WASHINGTON

Jobs in the energy sector continue to grow with WA state leading the way 

AGENCIA O GLOBO

Growth of U.S. job in energy surpasses national growth rate 

ENERGYWIRE

Energy jobs cut into red and blue state divide

BLOOMBERG

Solar Beats Coal on U.S. Jobs

The industry put twice as many people to work last year than its fossil-fuel counterpart 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER

Solar jobs fall in 2017, according to report from Obama's energy chief 

BNA

Energy Sector Jobs Grew Overall in 2017, While Solar Declined 

DAILY ENERGY INSIDER

Energy and Employment Report reveals growth in energy efficiency jobs

 

E&E NEWS

Moniz unveils report showing surge in energy efficiency jobs
 

PV MAGAZINE (AUSTRALIA)

More U.S. jobs in solar than coal and nuclear combined
 

ARS TECHNICA

Energy jobs reports say solar dominates coal, but wind is the real winner

 

REGIONAL NEWS

KXLY WASHINGTON

Jobs in the energy sector continue to grow with WA state leading the way
 

WASHINGTON STATE WIRE

Report: Washington leads nation in energy efficiency jobs

 

COLORADO

Colorado energy jobs led by natural gas and energy efficiency sectors

 

DELAWARE PUBLIC MEDIA

Biden, Moniz talk energy jobs at UD