Since job growth is now presumed to be a leading indicator (at least to some), obviously I am paying close attention to it. Here is an interesting article from the Port of Seattle CEO Tay Yoshitani.
The gist, he thinks green collar jobs will be sufficient to replace approximately 4.1 blue collar jobs lost. He provides a relatively detailed look at where the numbers come from, and it is interesting and optimistic.
(I planned on doing more homework on the figures he provides to see how viable his claims are, but his accomplishments merit attention. Especially for this topic.)