New Jobs Report Finds Cannabis Industry is “America’s Single Greatest Job Creation Engine”

Cannabis is the nation’s number one job producer. So far, the industry has created nearly a quarter of a million jobs in America, according to a newly released 2020 Jobs Report by Leafly.

The annual report—now in its fourth year—finds that the industry supports 243, 700 full-time jobs as of early 2020. More than 33,000 of those jobs were added in 2019 alone. That’s a 15% increase from 2018, and 100% since 2017.

Overall, Leafly predicts that the emerging industry will continue to grow, creating jobs at a faster rate than any other industry in the U.S.

“The $10.73 billion legal cannabis industry continues to be America’s single greatest job creation engine, growing at a rate faster than any other industry over the past four years,” states the report’s authors.

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