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Ben Geman May 17
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Energy jobs grow despite solar dip in 2017

A worker installs solar panels on a roof
Photo: Will Lester/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin via Getty Images

A detailed new report shows that employment in U.S. energy industries grew by 133,000 jobs in 2017 despite the first dip in solar-related employment in several years.

The big winner: The energy efficiency sector alone represented half the growth, adding a net 67,000 new jobs, according to the report.