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March 27, 2019 | Number of The Day
Percentage change in solar jobs in New Jersey last year

New Jersey ranked 11th among the states for jobs in the solar industry in 2018, with 6,410 people employed, according to the Solar Foundation. That included jobs in installation (4,364, an 18 percent decrease), wholesale trade and distribution (711, down 10 percent), manufacturing (609, down 10 percent), operations and maintenance (482) and unspecified other jobs (243, which decreased by 25 percent).

Employment in solar in the Garden State went down by 9.8 percent overall last year, a loss of 696 jobs. New Jersey generated 4.17 percent of its electricity from solar energy last year.