Indiana has highest share of total employment in manufacturing, April 2014

May 21, 2014

In April 2014, among all states, Indiana had the highest share of statewide total nonfarm employment in manufacturing (16.9 percent). The District of Columbia had the lowest, with 0.1 percent of total nonfarm employment in manufacturing.

Employment in manufacturing as a percentage of statewide total nonfarm employment, by state, not seasonally adjusted, April 2014

Employment in manufacturing as a percentage of statewide total nonfarm employment, not seasonally adjusted, April 2014
StateManufacturing employment(p)Statewide total nonfarm employment(p)Percentage of employment in manufacturing(p)

Indiana

502,5002,978,20016.9

Wisconsin

462,5002,835,80016.3

Iowa

215,0001,550,70013.9

Michigan

557,3004,097,80013.6

Alabama

250,1001,920,60013.0

Arkansas

154,0001,194,30012.9

Ohio

669,7005,282,60012.7

Mississippi

140,2001,123,80012.5

Kentucky

228,6001,846,10012.4

South Carolina

230,6001,937,40011.9

Kansas

161,4001,391,00011.6

Tennessee

320,7002,799,40011.5

Minnesota

311,7002,789,40011.2

North Carolina

441,9004,127,70010.7

New Hampshire

66,300644,00010.3

Oregon

175,7001,710,60010.3

Vermont

31,200304,50010.2

South Dakota

42,000416,20010.1

Illinois

569,8005,800,6009.8

Nebraska

96,000985,2009.7

Connecticut

161,6001,662,8009.7

Pennsylvania

557,4005,784,1009.6

Washington

284,6003,027,2009.4

Idaho

59,300638,6009.3

Missouri

256,7002,781,7009.2

Utah

121,3001,323,4009.2

Georgia

361,6004,107,8008.8

Rhode Island

40,400475,0008.5

Maine

49,700593,7008.4

Oklahoma

138,4001,660,8008.3

California

1,240,70015,421,1008.0

Texas

877,80011,496,5007.6

Massachusetts

249,1003,386,6007.4

Louisiana

143,6001,967,5007.3

West Virginia

48,100772,0006.2

New Jersey

240,7003,913,7006.2

Virginia

227,1003,768,0006.0

Arizona

154,5002,569,6006.0

Delaware

25,300433,7005.8

Colorado

134,5002,428,3005.5

North Dakota

25,200458,5005.5

New York

448,7008,978,7005.0

Montana

18,800447,8004.2

Florida

327,7007,826,3004.2

Alaska

13,400329,0004.1

Maryland

103,9002,616,9004.0

Nevada

41,3001,211,8003.4

New Mexico

26,800811,7003.3

Wyoming

9,400286,3003.3

Hawaii

13,600623,5002.2

District of Columbia

800750,5000.1

Footnotes:
(p) = preliminary.
 

Washington, 9.4%Oregon, 10.3%California, 8.0%Idaho, 9.3%Nevada, 3.4%Montana, 4.2%Wyoming, 3.3%Utah, 9.2%Arizona, 6.0%Colorado, 5.5%New Mexico, 3.3%North Dakota, 5.5%South Dakota, 10.1%Nebraska, 9.7%Kansas, 11.6%Oklahoma, 8.3%Texas, 7.6%Louisiana, 7.3%Arkansas, 12.9%Missouri, 9.2%Iowa, 13.9%Minnesota, 11.2%Alaska, 4.1%Hawaii, 2.2%Kentucky, 12.4%Tennessee, 11.5%Mississippi, 12.5%Alabama, 13.0%Florida, 4.2%Georgia, 8.8%South Carolina, 11.9%North Carolina, 10.7%Virginia, 6.0%District of Columbia, 0.1%West Virginia, 6.2%Maryland, 4.0%Delaware, 5.8%Wisconsin, 16.3%Illinois, 9.8%Michigan, 13.6%Indiana, 16.9%Ohio, 12.7%Pennsylvania, 9.6%New Jersey, 6.2%New York, 5.0%Connecticut, 9.7%Rhode Island, 8.5%Massachusetts, 7.4%Vermont, 10.2%New Hampshire, 10.3%Maine, 8.4%

In April 2014, the other midwestern states following Indiana as the state with the highest share of total nonfarm employment in manufacturing were Wisconsin (16.3 percent), Iowa (13.9 percent), and Michigan (13.6 percent).

The states following the District of Columbia as those with the lowest share of total nonfarm employment in manufacturing in April 2014 were Hawaii (2.2 percent), and New Mexico and Wyoming (3.3 percent each).

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) program. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see "Regional and State Employment and Unemployment — April 2014" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-14-0813.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Indiana has highest share of total employment in manufacturing, April 2014 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2014/ted_20140521.htm (visited November 27, 2014).

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