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Biomass energy industry: jobs worldwide by region 2019

There were approximately 764,000 biomass energy related jobs worldwide in the 2018/2019 year. The region with the highest employment numbers was the European Union, where there were almost 400,000 direct and indirect biomass related jobs.

Estimated number of direct and indirect solid biomass energy-related jobs worldwide in 2018/2019, by region

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September 2020



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Supplementary notes

According to the source, the data are for 2018, with dates varying by country and technology. Some hydropower data are for 2019
*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.
**Biomass fuels and power, and biomass combined heat and power.

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