DOE Publishes County-Level Energy Jobs Data

Source: Douglas Barnes / US Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy released county-by-county energy jobs data for the first time in December 2022. The data, sourced from the 2022 U.S. Energy and Employment Report (USEER), provide the number of energy jobs in each county, categorized by energy technology and five key energy sectors, including Electric Power Generation; Transmission, Distribution, and Storage; Fuels; Energy Efficiency; and Motor Vehicles. Of these categories, jobs in the energy efficiency and motor vehicle sectors were the most widespread across the country, while jobs in solar and wind varied more by geography. The new data can serve as a tool to help state and local leaders target policies, programs, and investments—such as those made available through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Inflation Reduction Act—in order to meet specific community needs. For example, the data can help identify which counties may need additional support to ensure a just clean energy transition. To learn more about the USEER county-level data collection methodology and to access the data, visit the FAQ page.