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October 27, 2017

Solar, wind jobs expected to boom

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pledges to revive the nation's struggling coal mines, but new data from the federal agency that tracks employment growth suggests blue-collar job seekers would do better to look to clean energy.

According to projections released this week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the top-growing job classification over the next nine years will be solar photovoltaic installers. Those positions are expected to double, from 11,300 in 2016 to 23,200 by 2026. The median worker employed installing solar panels made $39,340 last year.

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