Jobs in U.S. energy sector rose in 2021, work in low-carbon vehicles leads

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Jobs in the U.S. energy business rose 4% last year, at a faster clip than the country’s overall private sector, led by work in low-carbon vehicles, while positions in fossil fuels fell as the pandemic cut demand, the Department of Energy said on Tuesday. The U.S. Energy and Employment Report showed employment in manufacturing of cleaner vehicles and components — whether hybrid electric, full battery electric, plug-in hybrid, or hydrogen fuel cell — rose about 64,500 or about 25% from last year. Overal…

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