The nation’s solar power sector lost jobs in 2017 compared to the previous year, but not in Colorado — where the number of people working in the state’s solar power sector jumped by 13 percent.

That’s according to The Solar Foundation’s eighth annual national Solar Jobs Census, a report on employment in the U.S. solar power sector.

Nationwide, the number of people working in the solar power sector dropped 4 percent to 250,271 workers, a loss of about 9,800 jobs as of November 2017, compared to November 2016, the report said.

It was the first decline in the report’s eight-year history, which has marked the rise of jobs in the solar sector from about 93,000 in 2010 to more than 250,000 in 2016 — a jump of 168 percent.

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