Renewable Energy and Jobs Annual Review 2016

IRENA estimates that global renewable energy employment increased by 5% in 2015 to reach 8.1 million. An additional 1.3 million people are employed in large hydropower. Countries with the highest number of renewable energy jobs were China,Brazil, the United States, India, Japan and Germany. Jobs continued to shift towards Asia and the share of the continent in global employment
increased to 60%.