Wisconsin’s clean energy jobs recovery is lagging behind the Midwest overall, according to figures released as part of the 2022 Clean Jobs Midwest report.
Data in the report, from Evergreen Climate Innovations and Environmental Entrepreneurs, show the region overall had regained more than half of the clean energy jobs lost during the pandemic by the fourth quarter of 2021. By comparison, Wisconsin had regained less than a third of the jobs that were lost by that time.
Between the fourth quarter of 2019 and Q4 2020, the state lost 7,342 clean energy jobs for a decline of 9.6 percent. Between 2020 and 2021, a total of 2,027 jobs were regained in this sector in Wisconsin for an increase of about 2.9 percent.