Economic Benefits

The nuclear energy industry is a powerful economic engine, employing some 100,000 workers.

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Working in Nuclear Energy

The typical nuclear energy facility generates nearly $40 million in total labor income.

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Economic Perspectives

Learn how nuclear energy supports community schools and businesses.

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Economic Growth & Job Creation

 

 

The U.S. nuclear energy industry supports 100,000 quality, high-paying American jobs.

 

 

Economic Benefits

Nuclear energy facilities strengthen state and local economies by creating jobs, generating direct and secondary spending and paying millions in salaries and local taxes. Every dollar spent to operate a typical nuclear energy facility creates an additional $1.04 in the local community. Learn more>>

Creating American Jobs

The nuclear energy industry provides long-term, high-paying jobs in fields ranging from electricians and machinists to electrical and nuclear engineers, reactor operators and more. Because of pending retirements, the industry expects to hire 20,000 new workers over the next five years. Learn more>>