Rural development is the cornerstone of the state government’s $3.6 trillion economic policy, but it’s still not a full-time job.
As such, a lot of jobs are being lost in the area.
One of the most important ones is the forest industry.
There are 2,500 million hectares of forest in the country, covering 1.4 billion acres, according to the Forest Resources Board.
The forest industry accounts for nearly 25 percent of the country’s gross domestic product.
In the past decade, forest fires have devastated rural areas and pushed thousands of people from their homes.
The government estimates the loss in forest jobs could be up to $10 billion.
That’s not including other areas of the economy, like agriculture, which accounts for around half of the total jobs in the region.
And those jobs are not guaranteed.
“I think there are a lot more people that are looking for jobs in forestry than they do in other industries,” said Michael B. Schumacher, an economist with the University of Illinois at Chicago.
“People are going to work in forestry.
But they’re going to want to work for the government, and the government is going to give them that job.”
Forestry jobs aren’t just going away.
They’re also going up.
In the past 20 years, the number of forestry jobs has increased by 50 percent.
A lot of that growth has been fueled by demand for forest products like pulp and paper and timber.
“We have seen a massive increase in demand for wood products,” said Gary W. Jones, president and CEO of the Forest Products Association of America.
But demand for timber is growing at a slower rate, too.
Demand for timber in the U.S. has been on the rise for more than a decade.
But that’s led to a decline in timber production.
For the past several years, demand for the lumber used in building is also slowing down.
In 2015, demand declined by 3 percent, according the National Association of Home Builders.
Meanwhile, demand in the agricultural sector is still growing.
But the growth has slowed significantly.
According to the U, the Ummah Institute for Economic Research, the agricultural supply chain in the United States shrank by 5 percent from 2012 to 2014.
This trend is not sustainable, Jones said.
There are many factors that contribute to the slowdown.
More people are retiring and moving to cities and suburban areas, and people aren’t staying put.
The country’s growing population is also contributing to a reduction in land use and land-use-based pollution, Jones added.
These trends will likely continue into the future, as the population grows, demand increases and land use increases, Jones predicted.
“There is still a lot that can be done,” Jones said, “but it’s going to be very hard to reverse the trend.”