The Impact of Environmental Policy on U.S. Job Growth and Unemployment

This memo examines issues at play in the climate-jobs debate, and presents findings from a range of well-publicized studies estimating the employment impacts of proposed climate and energy legislation. Our objective is not to definitively answer the question of whether a price on carbon would result in a net increase or decrease in U.S. jobs, but rather to help interested parties in discerning what kinds of information to look for in reports and to become better positioned to arrive at their own conclusions when considering a specific policy proposal.
Author(s): Joshua Schneck

Published: June 2010

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