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Marijuana is the fastest-growing industry in the US job market, according to a new report

Posted On: Mar 18, 2019   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Marijuana is the fastest-growing industry in the US job market, according to a new report

The US added 64,389 full-time legal cannabis jobs in 2018.
That outpaces growth in other sectors in the job market.
Job openings in the cannabis industry have also surged.
Forget the energy industry. Marijuana appears to be the fastest growing job sector in the US.
The US added 64,389 full-time legal cannabis jobs in 2018, according to a new report from Leafly and Whitney Economics. That brought the total number of positions for the year to 211,000, a 44% rise from a year earlier.
And that's not counting jobs indirectly related to the marijuana industry, like lawyers, accountants, security consultants, media companies, and marketing firms. With those included, there were 296,000 payrolls in the sector last year.
Jobs in the industry are expected to grow 110% between 2017 and 2020, outpacing what are often seen as the top sectors. For comparison, the BLS projects positions in solar panel installation and home healthcare will expand 105% and 47%, respectively, over the same period.
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