Table 1. States with the highest location quotients and highest employment, selected engineering occupations, May 2011
Occupation State with highest location quotient Location quotient in state with highest location quotient Employment in state with highest location quotient State with highest employment Employment in state with highest employment Location quotient in state with highest employment

Aerospace engineers

Washington 4.6 7,770 California 19,990 2.3

Agricultural engineers

North Dakota 6.8 50 Virginia 260 3.5

Biomedical engineers

Massachusetts 3.8 1,550 California 3,900 2.2

Chemical engineers

Louisiana 3.8 1,530 Texas 4,880 2.2

Civil engineers

Alaska 2.5 1,570 California 36,040 1.3

Computer hardware engineers

District of Columbia 3.5 1,270 California 19,510 2.5

Electrical engineers

Idaho 2.6 1,830 California 20,620 1.2

Electronics engineers, except computer

Rhode Island 2.3 1,080 California 30,840 2.1

Environmental engineers

Alaska 2.9 360 California 6,000 1.1

Health and safety engineers, except mining safety engineers and inspectors

Alaska 3.3 190 California 2,420 1.0

Industrial engineers

Michigan 3.8 23,760 Michigan 23,760 3.8

Marine engineers and naval architects

District of Columbia 13.7 380 Texas 750 1.7

Materials engineers

Connecticut 2.5 690 California 2,880 1.2

Mechanical engineers

Michigan 4.4 31,330 Michigan 31,330 4.4

Mining and geological engineers, including mining safety engineers

Wyoming 16.0 230 California 660 0.9

Nuclear engineers

Virginia 3.8 1,930 Virginia 1,930 3.8

Petroleum engineers

Oklahoma 8.6 3,090 Texas 18,060 7.3
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Last Modified Date: January 15, 2013