The number of green jobs available in the U.S. is rising, even as the nation's unemployment rate nears 10%, observers say. However, they note that it is difficult to predict the impact of green jobs on the overall economy. The Labor Department last month said it will spend the next two years compiling information on green jobs. It is also offering $500 million in stimulus funds for training that will help workers enter the energy-efficiency and renewable-energy industries.

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