Biomass energy industry: jobs worldwide by region 2017/18

This statistic represents the estimated number of jobs within the biomass sector worldwide in 2017/18, broken down by country or region. There were some 79,000 biomass energy-related jobs in the U.S.

Estimated number of biomass energy-related jobs worldwide in 2017-2018, by region (in 1,000s)*

Number of jobs in thousands
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Release date

June 2019



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Supplementary notes

* According to the source, the data are for 2017 and 2018, with dates varying by country and technology.
** According to the source, EU data are for 2017; U.S. data are based on employment factor calculation for bioelectricity.
Data for biomass includes power and heat applications.
The figures exclude traditional biomass.

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