Texas continues to be a national leader for jobs in the solar energy sector.

The state's solar industry employment reached 10,346 jobs during 2021.

According to the nonprofit Interstate Renewable Energy Council's 12th-annual National Solar Jobs Census released July 26.

That's up roughly 2.6% from 10,088 jobs during 2020.

Texas ranks fifth in the nation for solar jobs, according to IREC data.

California continues to lead the U.S. with 75,712 jobs as of 2021.

Florida ranks second with 11,761 jobs, Massachusetts is third with 10,548 jobs, and New York is fourth with 10,524 jobs.

Texas was followed by Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and Ohio, which each boast between 7,000 and 9,000 solar industry jobs.