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World Energy Employment Report

September 22 , 2022 14 days 126 0
  • The International Energy Agency (IEA) released the World Energy Employment Report.
  • The inaugural edition of the World Energy Employment Report is the first comprehensive inventory of the global energy workforce.
  • In 2019, the energy sector and other related fields saw the employment of 65 million people.
  • It accounted for two per cent of formal employment worldwide.
  • The sector directly employed 41 million and another 24 million worked in energy’s end-user sectors such as vehicle manufacturing.
  • The number of people employed by the entire energy sector went up by 1.3 million in 2021.
  • It might potentially increase by 6 per cent this year in 2022.
  • In 2019, 50 per cent of the energy workforce was employed in developing clean energy technologies.
  • Among fossil fuels, Oil supply had the largest workforce with 8 million workers in 2019.
  • It has fallen to 7.1 million people in 2021 and is only expected to slightly increase in 2022.
  • The energy investment is expected to increase by eight per cent in 2022, touching $2.4 trillion.

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