Should the Dept. of Labor really be in the business of setting “prevailing wage standards” for an industry that hasn’t even gotten off the ground yet?
A study released in July by the non-partisan Brookings Institution found clean-technology jobs accounted for just 2 percent of employment nationwide and only slightly more — 2.2 percent — in Silicon Valley. Rather than adding jobs, the study found, the sector actually lost 492 positions from 2003 to 2010 in the South Bay, where the unemployment rate in June was 10.5 percent.
Looks like the Times buried the story.