The US is the most solar-friendly of all developed nations, according to new data released by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
According to the data, the US has an employment rate of 73.4 per cent, or 12,000 jobs, while Canada has an average employment rate at 79.9 per cent.
Germany is the next best country with an average of 78.7 per cent employment.
The data was released today by the BLS, which tracks US-based employment statistics.
The BLS data also revealed that solar jobs are becoming increasingly competitive in the US.
The number of solar jobs in the country hit its highest level ever in November 2018, according the Belsize data.
The US solar job growth over the past three years is on pace to surpass the peak of nearly 10,000 solar jobs that were added during the peak in December 2016.
Solar energy is the second-largest source of jobs in US manufacturing, according BLS.
The sector accounts for approximately 5 per cent of the US manufacturing sector, while solar is responsible for over 12 per cent and wind power is responsible just over 3 per cent in total.
Solar jobs have been growing at an average annual rate of 3.3 per cent since 2014, according a recent study by the Brookings Institution.
Solar employment growth has been outpacing the growth of all other non-manufacturing sectors since 2008.
In the US, solar jobs have accounted for almost a quarter of the total number of manufacturing jobs, according an analysis by Bloomberg.
According to a 2016 report by the Economic Policy Institute, solar employment has increased at an annualized rate of 4.1 per cent between 2011 and 2020.
The solar jobs added in the last three years represent a 5.5 per cent increase in solar jobs.BLS reported that solar employment in the United States is up almost 10 per cent over the last five years.
The solar sector accounts a quarter or more of total employment, but accounted for just over 10 per, half of total jobs in 2012.
According the report, solar is now the fastest-growing energy sector in the world, but it will take a long time before the sector overtakes fossil fuels as the largest source of employment in a global economy.