Bureau of Labor Statistics

Washington had highest share of employment in the information industry, August 2014

September 23, 2014

In August 2014, among all states, Washington had the highest share of statewide total nonfarm employment in the information industry (3.6 percent). Information includes publishing industries, both traditional and exclusively on the Internet; the motion picture and sound recording industries; broadcasting industries, including traditional broadcasting and those broadcasting exclusively over the Internet; telecommunications industries; Web search portals, data processing, and information services industries.

Employment in the information industry as a percentage of statewide total nonfarm employment, not seasonally adjusted, August 2014


3.0 percent and higher
 
2.5 percent to 2.9 percent
 
2.0 percent to 2.4 percent
 
1.5 percent to 1.9 percent
 
Lower than 1.5 percent
 
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Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Employment in the information industry as a percentage of statewide total nonfarm employment, not seasonally adjusted, August 2014
State Total nonfarm employment (p) Total employment in information (p) Employment in information as a percentage of total nonfarm employment (p)

Washington

3,069,700 111,700 3.6%

California

15,448,500 471,700 3.1

New York

9,030,500 263,200 2.9

Colorado

2,455,500 69,300 2.8

Massachusetts

3,428,300 92,500 2.7

Utah

1,332,900 35,200 2.6

Georgia

4,132,900 104,100 2.5

District of Columbia

748,800 17,200 2.3

Missouri

2,763,100 57,500 2.1

Kansas

1,376,900 28,500 2.1

Oregon

1,721,100 33,800 2.0

Connecticut

1,656,100 31,700 1.9

Minnesota

2,848,900 54,200 1.9

Virginia

3,783,600 70,700 1.9

New Hampshire

647,700 12,100 1.9

New Jersey

3,955,200 73,500 1.9

Rhode Island

480,400 8,800 1.8

North Carolina

4,148,700 74,600 1.8

Texas

11,585,000 207,900 1.8

Nebraska

988,000 17,300 1.8

Florida

7,767,800 135,200 1.7

Alaska

357,700 6,100 1.7

Illinois

5,849,800 97,300 1.7

Arizona

2,549,800 41,900 1.6

Iowa

1,542,800 25,300 1.6

Wisconsin

2,897,000 47,400 1.6

New Mexico

814,800 13,200 1.6

Tennessee

2,806,800 42,600 1.5

Montana

467,100 6,900 1.5

Pennsylvania

5,767,200 84,900 1.5

South Dakota

429,900 6,300 1.5

North Dakota

464,700 6,800 1.5

Vermont

302,200 4,400 1.5

Idaho

649,400 9,400 1.4

Kentucky

1,869,000 26,900 1.4

Michigan

4,136,500 57,900 1.4

Maryland

2,614,700 36,000 1.4

Ohio

5,318,300 72,900 1.4

South Carolina

1,929,300 25,700 1.3

Hawaii

619,000 8,200 1.3

Oklahoma

1,658,100 21,100 1.3

Wyoming

301,900 3,800 1.3

West Virginia

770,500 9,600 1.2

Delaware

442,800 5,400 1.2

Louisiana

1,971,900 23,400 1.2

Maine

626,100 7,400 1.2

Indiana

3,004,900 35,100 1.2

Alabama

1,923,800 22,400 1.2

Arkansas

1,182,700 13,600 1.1

Mississippi

1,113,700 12,300 1.1

Nevada

1,216,400 12,900 1.1
Footnotes:

 

(p) preliminary.

Following Washington as the state with the highest share of total nonfarm employment in information were California (3.1 percent), New York (2.9 percent), Colorado (2.8 percent), and Massachusetts (2.7 percent). Arkansas (1.1 percent), Mississippi (1.1 percent), and Nevada (1.1 percent) had the smallest share.

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 — August 2014" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-14-1715.

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