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Latin America: number of renewable energy jobs 2018, by country

Brazil is one of the countries with the largest number of employees in the renewable energy industry in the world. As of 2018, Brazil was also the Latin American country with the highest number of jobs in this sector, totaling more than 1.1 million workers. Colombia came in second in the region, with 273.8 thousand jobs in the renewables segment.

Countries with the highest number of renewable energy jobs in Latin America as of 2018

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Release date

June 2019



Survey time period

As of 2018 or latest available year*

Special properties

Including direct and indirect jobs; Including hydropower jobs

Supplementary notes

* The source does not provide an exact date of data collection for all the data points. Some data points may be older than 2018. The release date provided in this statistic is the date of publication of IRENA's latest annual report Renewable Energy and Jobs - Annual Review 2019.

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