Bureau of Labor Statistics

State employment in the trade, transportation, and utilities industry in October 2014

November 25, 2014

North Dakota had the highest share of employment (23.2 percent) in the trade, transportation, and utilities industry in October 2014. New Hampshire and New Jersey had the second- and third-highest share of employment in this industry, at 21.4 and 21.3 percent, respectively. The trade, transportation, and utilities industry consists of wholesale trade; retail trade; transportation and warehousing; and utilities.

Employment in the trade, transportation, and utilities industry as a percentage of statewide total nonfarm employment, not seasonally adjusted, October 2014


20.1 percent and higher
 
19.2 percent to 20.0 percent
 
18.5 percent to 19.1 percent
 
17.3 percent to 18.4 percent
 
17.2 percent and lower
 
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Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Employment in the trade, transportation, and utilities industry as a percentage of statewide total nonfarm employment, not seasonally adjusted, October 2014
State Total nonfarm employment(p) Total employment in trade, transportation, and utilities(p) Employment in trade, transportation, and utilities as a percentage of total nonfarm employment(p)

North Dakota

479,200 111,000 23.2

New Hampshire

653,400 139,900 21.4

New Jersey

3,978,600 848,400 21.3

Georgia

4,166,400 879,000 21.1

Tennessee

2,842,200 597,400 21.0

Florida

7,867,500 1,630,500 20.7

Nebraska

999,300 205,900 20.6

Arkansas

1,205,700 242,300 20.1

Montana

461,500 92,900 20.1

Texas

11,768,300 2,365,900 20.1

Idaho

657,400 131,600 20.0

Iowa

1,576,700 314,600 20.0

Kentucky

1,878,100 374,800 20.0

Illinois

5,915,500 1,175,900 19.9

South Dakota

426,100 84,500 19.8

Louisiana

1,996,800 393,300 19.7

Maine

620,300 121,400 19.6

Alaska

330,500 64,300 19.5

Mississippi

1,127,900 217,200 19.3

Pennsylvania

5,864,800 1,124,600 19.2

Utah

1,359,500 261,100 19.2

Alabama

1,948,600 370,200 19.0

Indiana

3,046,600 578,100 19.0

Nevada

1,226,800 232,700 19.0

South Carolina

1,960,200 370,100 18.9

Arizona

2,609,000 490,900 18.8

Oregon

1,752,600 329,300 18.8

Wyoming

299,400 56,400 18.8

Hawaii

629,400 117,600 18.7

Kansas

1,408,400 262,500 18.6

Missouri

2,816,000 519,600 18.5

Ohio

5,357,300 989,800 18.5

Washington

3,099,900 574,200 18.5

North Carolina

4,217,900 778,000 18.4

California

15,670,100 2,875,100 18.3

Connecticut

1,694,600 307,900 18.2

Wisconsin

2,905,300 527,700 18.2

Michigan

4,205,700 761,900 18.1

Minnesota

2,876,300 519,300 18.1

Delaware

444,800 79,700 17.9

Oklahoma

1,685,200 301,400 17.9

Vermont

313,400 55,900 17.8

West Virginia

783,400 135,900 17.3

Colorado

2,466,600 424,000 17.2

Maryland

2,630,800 451,100 17.1

New York

9,129,000 1,557,200 17.1

Virginia

3,799,600 639,600 16.8

New Mexico

825,700 138,100 16.7

Massachusetts

3,465,900 569,600 16.4

Rhode Island

483,500 75,100 15.5

District of Columbia

761,800 30,900 4.1
Footnotes:

(p) = preliminary.

In October, the District of Columbia had the lowest share of employment in the trade, transportation, and utilities industry, at 4.1 percent. Rhode Island had the second-lowest share (15.5 percent) of employment in this industry.

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 — October 2014" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-14-2108. For more information about the trade, transportation, and utilities industry, visit the Industries at a Glance page.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, State employment in the trade, transportation, and utilities industry in October 2014 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2014/ted_20141125.htm (visited July 31, 2021).

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