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Minnesota solar industry shines in workforce census

(KTTC) -

A bright outlook for Minnesota's solar industry according to a report released Wednesday.

According to the Solar Foundation's annual National Solar Jobs Census, Minnesota's solar workforce increased 48 percent in 2017. 
The state added about 15-hundred workers, to bring the total to just over 42-hundred. 

Only Delaware saw a greater percentage increase from 2016 to 2017. Iowa also saw a big jump with a 45 percent increase. 

Although the U.S. as a whole saw a 4 percent decrease in workers the last year. 
But the industry still employs twice as many workers as the coal industry. 

To read the full census, click here. 

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