June 29, 2009 by Joshua Wright
A couple of weeks ago we linked to a neat report put out by the O*NET Resource Center, called “Greening the World of Work.” The report used O*NET codes to establish a starting point for understanding green jobs.
In order to run labor market analysis, link to staffing industries, and establish trends over time, we have translated the coding over to the Standard Occupational Classification system, or SOC codes. Because O*NET allows for further detail not captured with SOC codes, there will be occasional instances where there is not an exact one-to-one correspondence between the two datasets. For instance, O*NET coding for Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers, (49-9021.01) and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (49-9021.02) are lumped together under the SOC code of 49-9021, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers. These overlaps are rare, but should be noted when trying to assess regional growth or demand.
Click on the links below for cluster analysis using national county-level data. Also, check out this post to learn how the clusters can be used in the application process for the recently announced DOL-ETA job training grants.
The first table (1-A) deals with “green increased demand” occupations, as classified by O*NET, for the Renewable Energy Generation cluster; the second table (1-B) relates to “green enhanced skills” occupations for the same cluster.
Click on the tables for a full-sized image
For sector 2 data, click here