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.
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.
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 November 27, 2022).