Green Technologies and Practices

Green Technologies and Practices (GTP)

The Green Technologies and Practices (GTP) survey is a special survey of business establishments designed to collect data on establishments' use of green technologies and practices and the occupations of workers who spend more than half of their time involved in green technologies and practices.


Elimination of the Green Technologies and Practices program On March 1, 2013, President Obama ordered into effect the across-the-board spending cuts (commonly referred to as sequestration) required by the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act, as amended. Under the order, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) must cut its current budget by more than $30 million, about 5 percent of the current 2013 appropriation, by September 30, 2013. In order to achieve these savings and protect core programs, the BLS will eliminate two programs and all "measuring green jobs" products. These products include: data on employment by industry and occupation for businesses that produce green goods and services; data on the occupations and wages of jobs related to green technologies and practices; and green career information publications. Please see for more information regarding the sequestration at BLS.

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GTP Overview

The GTP overview page provides information on the purpose of the GTP survey, survey coverage and reference period, a detailed description of the GTP definition of green jobs, descriptions of the data available from the GTP survey, and further methodological information.

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GTP News Releases

Green Technologies and Practices

June 29, 2012
About three-quarters of business establishments reported the use of at least one green technology or practice. Approximately 854,700 jobs were held by workers who spent more than half of their time involved in green technologies and practices in August 2011. More...

GTP Tables

August 2011 GTP tables

GTP Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the Green Technologies and Practices (GTP) survey?
  2. What data are available from the GTP survey?
  3. How were the GTP survey data collected?

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Contact GTP

For additional information or questions concerning data from the Green Technologies and Practices (GTP) survey, please contact a GTP staff member:

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