Delaware had highest share of employment in financial activities in January 2015

March 19, 2015

Delaware had the highest share of total nonfarm employment in financial activities, 10.7 percent, in January 2015. Delaware was the only state with at least 10 percent of total employment in this industry. Other states with at least a 7-percent share of employment in financial activities are Connecticut, New York, Nebraska, Arizona, and South Dakota.

In January 2015, the six states with greater than 20 percent of nonfarm employment in education and health services were all in the Northeast: Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont.

The District of Columbia had the highest share of employment in professional and business services (21.1 percent) and government (31.3 percent) in January 2015. Nevada had the highest share of employment in leisure and hospitality, 27.7 percent.

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) program and are not seasonally adjusted. Data are preliminary and subject to revision. For some states, data for mining and logging are combined with construction because the sample size is not large enough to publish mining and logging alone. To learn more, see "Regional and State Employment and Unemployment — January 2015" (HTML) (PDF).

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Delaware had highest share of employment in financial activities in January 2015 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2015/delaware-had-highest-share-of-employment-in-financial-activities-in-january-2015.htm (visited May 30, 2016).

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