Solar jobs shrink again as tariffs bite industry

SOLAR JOBS declined in both Rhode Island and the United States from 2017 to 2018, according to a report from the Solar Foundation. Above, a graph of U.S. solar jobs from 2010 to 2018, as well as a projection for 2019. / COURTESY BLOOMBERG NEWS
SOLAR JOBS declined in both Rhode Island and the United States from 2017 to 2018, according to a report from the Solar Foundation. Above, a graph of U.S. solar jobs from 2010 to 2018, as well as a projection for 2019. / COURTESY BLOOMBERG NEWS
NEW YORK - United States solar jobs fell for a second straight year as companies delayed projects in anticipation of President Donald Trump’s import tariffs. The good news: Employment is set to bounce back in 2019. The sector lost about 8,000 jobs in 2018, a 3.2 percent drop, as uncertainty over the tariffs announced early…

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