Occupational group concentration by metro area in May 2017

August 14, 2018

Nationwide, 6.3 percent of jobs were in production occupations in May 2017. In Elkhart-Goshen, Indiana, 36.0 percent of jobs were in production occupations. Dividing Elkhart-Goshen's 36.0 percent by the national percentage of 6.3 percent gives us 5.69, which is Elkhart-Goshen's location quotient for production occupations.

Occupational group with highest location quotient by metropolitan area, May 2017
Metropolitan area Occupational group Location quotient Metro area employment (occupational group) Metro area total employment U.S. employment (occupational group)

Abilene, TX

Healthcare Support 1.68 3,130 64,450 4,113,410

Akron, OH

Production 1.24 25,750 328,230 9,024,560

Albany, GA

Protective Service 1.56 2,260 60,720 3,408,680

Albany, OR

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 3.32 470 42,780 470,920

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

Life, Physical, and Social Science 1.87 6,740 448,160 1,148,300

Albuquerque, NM

Architecture and Engineering 1.80 12,090 381,200 2,516,780

Alexandria, LA

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical 1.56 5,630 60,460 8,506,740

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

Transportation and Material Moving 1.55 39,000 358,910 9,978,390

Altoona, PA

Community and Social Service 1.80 1,510 57,160 2,096,740

Amarillo, TX

Protective Service 1.39 3,810 114,490 3,408,680

Ames, IA

Life, Physical, and Social Science 3.79 1,340 43,960 1,148,300

Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA

Architecture and Engineering 1.34 38,140 1,616,210 2,516,780

Anchorage, AK

Life, Physical, and Social Science 1.78 2,480 173,420 1,148,300

Ann Arbor, MI

Education, Training, and Library 1.94 25,470 213,990 8,727,710

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL

Production 2.28 6,210 43,110 9,024,560

Appleton, WI

Production 2.16 16,910 123,460 9,024,560

Asheville, NC

Healthcare Support 1.59 8,810 191,430 4,113,410

Athens-Clarke County, GA

Life, Physical, and Social Science 4.53 3,140 86,140 1,148,300

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

Computer and Mathematical 1.48 115,940 2,619,440 4,261,460

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

Personal Care and Service 2.00 9,060 125,080 5,159,100

Auburn-Opelika, AL

Production 1.98 7,060 56,410 9,024,560

Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical 1.45 18,940 218,410 8,506,740

Austin-Round Rock, TX

Computer and Mathematical 2.02 60,070 996,540 4,261,460

Bakersfield, CA

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 43.06 43,190 303,620 470,920

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

Computer and Mathematical 1.51 61,410 1,360,320 4,261,460

Bangor, ME

Community and Social Service 1.65 1,570 64,450 2,096,740

Barnstable Town, MA

Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 1.71 5,470 103,120 4,424,440

Baton Rouge, LA

Construction and Extraction 2.37 37,280 392,000 5,728,460

Battle Creek, MI

Production 2.45 8,670 55,980 9,024,560

Bay City, MI

Healthcare Support 1.90 1,870 34,100 4,113,410

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

Construction and Extraction 2.05 13,200 160,260 5,728,460

Beckley, WV

Protective Service 1.69 1,720 42,670 3,408,680

Bellingham, WA

Construction and Extraction 1.44 4,970 85,600 5,728,460

Bend-Redmond, OR

Construction and Extraction 1.49 4,690 78,520 5,728,460

Billings, MT

Construction and Extraction 1.48 5,120 86,350 5,728,460

Binghamton, NY

Education, Training, and Library 1.54 9,510 100,550 8,727,710

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical 1.44 43,340 504,290 8,506,740

Bismarck, ND

Community and Social Service 1.76 1,890 73,020 2,096,740

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

Production 1.92 8,420 69,370 9,024,560

Bloomington, IL

Business and Financial Operations 1.91 8,910 89,000 7,472,750

Bloomington, IN

Life, Physical, and Social Science 3.70 2,030 68,210 1,148,300

Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical 2.32 5,900 42,640 8,506,740

Boise City, ID

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 1.94 1,970 308,170 470,920

Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA

Life, Physical, and Social Science 2.44 36,170 1,839,740 1,148,300

Boulder, CO

Life, Physical, and Social Science 4.29 6,170 178,460 1,148,300

Bowling Green, KY

Production 2.15 10,070 74,020 9,024,560

Bremerton-Silverdale, WA

Architecture and Engineering 2.79 4,260 86,700 2,516,780

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT

Management 1.76 37,430 415,670 7,280,330

Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA

Community and Social Service 2.03 2,390 80,030 2,096,740

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

Personal Care and Service 3.20 16,200 139,690 5,159,100

Brunswick, GA

Food Preparation and Serving Related 1.69 6,420 41,140 13,193,090

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

Community and Social Service 1.36 10,930 547,750 2,096,740

Burlington, NC

Production 2.04 7,730 60,000 9,024,560

Burlington-South Burlington, VT

Community and Social Service 1.79 3,260 124,030 2,096,740

California-Lexington Park, MD

Architecture and Engineering 7.06 5,660 45,460 2,516,780

Camden, NJ

Healthcare Support 1.53 23,300 528,400 4,113,410

Canton-Massillon, OH

Production 1.65 17,560 168,230 9,024,560

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

Construction and Extraction 1.95 20,230 258,370 5,728,460

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical 1.60 4,080 42,620 8,506,740

Carbondale-Marion, IL

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical 1.58 4,940 52,370 8,506,740

Carson City, NV

Life, Physical, and Social Science 2.14 480 28,100 1,148,300

Casper, WY

Construction and Extraction 2.02 3,050 37,590 5,728,460

Cedar Rapids, IA

Computer and Mathematical 1.43 6,020 140,640 4,261,460

Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA

Transportation and Material Moving 2.15 8,580 56,920 9,978,390

Champaign-Urbana, IL

Life, Physical, and Social Science 2.13 1,700 99,030 1,148,300

Charleston, WV

Legal 2.22 1,900 111,090 1,095,770

Charleston-North Charleston, SC

Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 1.32 13,830 336,560 4,424,440

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

Computer and Mathematical 1.34 47,600 1,186,840 4,261,460

Charlottesville, VA

Life, Physical, and Social Science 2.32 2,070 111,050 1,148,300

Chattanooga, TN-GA

Production 1.49 22,750 241,810 9,024,560

Cheyenne, WY

Legal 1.63 570 45,310 1,095,770

Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL

Management 1.54 287,420 3,662,390 7,280,330

Chico, CA

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 4.34 1,150 80,110 470,920

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

Production 1.20 80,180 1,056,680 9,024,560

Clarksville, TN-KY

Production 1.75 9,280 83,970 9,024,560

Cleveland, TN

Production 3.30 9,540 45,690 9,024,560

Cleveland-Elyria, OH

Production 1.37 89,040 1,029,230 9,024,560

Coeur d'Alene, ID

Construction and Extraction 1.56 3,750 59,700 5,728,460

College Station-Bryan, TX

Life, Physical, and Social Science 3.11 2,800 111,780 1,148,300

Colorado Springs, CO

Computer and Mathematical 1.70 13,980 274,870 4,261,460

Columbia, MO

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical 1.50 8,310 92,910 8,506,740

Columbia, SC

Protective Service 1.49 13,210 370,160 3,408,680

Columbus, GA-AL

Education, Training, and Library 1.20 8,350 113,410 8,727,710

Columbus, IN

Production 3.91 12,130 48,960 9,024,560

Columbus, OH

Computer and Mathematical 1.42 44,000 1,038,240 4,261,460

Corpus Christi, TX

Architecture and Engineering 1.90 6,340 189,030 2,516,780

Corvallis, OR

Life, Physical, and Social Science 5.37 1,570 36,240 1,148,300

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL

Architecture and Engineering 1.68 3,180 106,850 2,516,780

Cumberland, MD-WV

Protective Service 1.73 1,540 37,220 3,408,680

Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX

Computer and Mathematical 1.63 121,240 2,491,590 4,261,460

Dalton, GA

Production 4.06 16,950 65,890 9,024,560

Danbury, CT

Personal Care and Service 1.27 3,610 78,660 5,159,100

Danville, IL

Production 1.75 2,890 26,120 9,024,560

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL

Food Preparation and Serving Related 1.75 11,530 71,190 13,193,090

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL

Production 1.61 18,520 181,490 9,024,560

Dayton, OH

Architecture and Engineering 1.62 10,610 371,610 2,516,780

Decatur, AL

Production 2.49 8,230 52,310 9,024,560

Decatur, IL

Production 1.90 5,890 48,870 9,024,560

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 1.50 8,960 192,010 4,424,440

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

Computer and Mathematical 1.65 71,000 1,443,130 4,261,460

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

Business and Financial Operations 1.42 27,070 363,420 7,472,750

Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI

Architecture and Engineering 2.22 28,870 735,090 2,516,780

Dothan, AL

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 1.95 360 56,400 470,920

Dover, DE

Community and Social Service 1.44 1,340 63,290 2,096,740

Dover-Durham, NH-ME

Education, Training, and Library 1.72 5,320 50,670 8,727,710

Dubuque, IA

Production 1.73 6,270 57,150 9,024,560

Duluth, MN-WI

Community and Social Service 2.27 4,210 126,020 2,096,740

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

Life, Physical, and Social Science 3.89 9,340 298,540 1,148,300

Dutchess County-Putnam County, NY

Education, Training, and Library 1.67 14,200 138,630 8,727,710

East Stroudsburg, PA

Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 1.61 3,470 55,630 5,528,390

Eau Claire, WI

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical 1.33 6,530 81,980 8,506,740

El Centro, CA

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 35.82 7,130 60,240 470,920

El Paso, TX

Protective Service 1.47 10,600 301,590 3,408,680

Elgin, IL

Production 1.68 26,820 251,840 9,024,560

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY

Production 1.85 6,300 53,810 9,024,560

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

Production 5.69 45,850 127,200 9,024,560

Elmira, NY

Community and Social Service 1.57 800 34,860 2,096,740

Enid, OK

Construction and Extraction 2.23 2,290 25,560 5,728,460

Erie, PA

Production 1.76 13,800 123,710 9,024,560

Eugene, OR

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 2.12 1,070 152,110 470,920

Evansville, IN-KY

Production 1.70 16,580 153,740 9,024,560

Fairbanks, AK

Life, Physical, and Social Science 3.87 1,140 36,650 1,148,300

Fargo, ND-MN

Personal Care and Service 1.35 6,740 137,890 5,159,100

Farmington, NM

Construction and Extraction 2.76 5,390 48,610 5,728,460

Fayetteville, NC

Healthcare Support 1.53 5,640 127,420 4,113,410

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

Transportation and Material Moving 1.43 24,020 239,920 9,978,390

Flagstaff, AZ

Life, Physical, and Social Science 2.61 1,280 60,810 1,148,300

Flint, MI

Healthcare Support 1.58 6,310 138,240 4,113,410

Florence, SC

Healthcare Support 1.58 3,860 84,850 4,113,410

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

Production 2.29 7,770 53,450 9,024,560

Fond du Lac, WI

Production 2.25 6,490 45,600 9,024,560

Fort Collins, CO

Life, Physical, and Social Science 2.93 3,640 154,510 1,148,300

Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL

Legal 1.71 10,790 819,050 1,095,770

Fort Smith, AR-OK

Production 1.91 13,050 107,840 9,024,560

Fort Wayne, IN

Production 1.88 25,480 213,660 9,024,560

Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

Transportation and Material Moving 1.39 97,010 993,600 9,978,390

Framingham, MA

Computer and Mathematical 2.58 13,320 172,890 4,261,460

Fresno, CA

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 24.06 29,630 372,770 470,920

Gadsden, AL

Production 2.91 6,560 35,630 9,024,560

Gainesville, FL

Education, Training, and Library 2.02 16,320 131,830 8,727,710

Gainesville, GA

Production 2.48 13,310 84,620 9,024,560

Gary, IN

Production 1.36 23,060 268,730 9,024,560

Gettysburg, PA

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 2.12 230 32,880 470,920

Glens Falls, NY

Healthcare Support 1.95 2,970 52,990 4,113,410

Goldsboro, NC

Healthcare Support 1.95 2,210 39,150 4,113,410

Grand Forks, ND-MN

Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 1.52 2,330 49,370 4,424,440

Grand Island, NE

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 2.21 280 38,670 470,920

Grand Junction, CO

Construction and Extraction 1.51 3,610 59,580 5,728,460

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

Production 2.33 81,480 551,620 9,024,560

Grants Pass, OR

Community and Social Service 2.07 760 24,810 2,096,740

Great Falls, MT

Construction and Extraction 1.51 2,150 35,570 5,728,460

Greeley, CO

Construction and Extraction 2.75 10,750 97,180 5,728,460

Green Bay, WI

Production 1.82 19,980 173,030 9,024,560

Greensboro-High Point, NC

Production 1.86 42,800 363,510 9,024,560

Greenville, NC

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical 1.94 8,640 74,540 8,506,740

Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC

Production 2.18 55,330 401,590 9,024,560

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS

Construction and Extraction 1.49 9,010 150,080 5,728,460

Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV

Transportation and Material Moving 1.48 10,640 102,640 9,978,390

Hammond, LA

Personal Care and Service 1.64 2,540 42,700 5,159,100

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 26.66 3,710 42,140 470,920

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

Transportation and Material Moving 1.50 33,920 323,720 9,978,390

Harrisonburg, VA

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 2.28 480 63,440 470,920

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT

Management 1.48 43,930 581,750 7,280,330

Hattiesburg, MS

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical 1.57 5,720 61,210 8,506,740

Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town, MA-NH

Production 1.45 6,080 66,310 9,024,560

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

Production 3.25 31,630 153,900 9,024,560

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC

Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 2.12 4,790 72,700 4,424,440

Hinesville, GA

Education, Training, and Library 1.84 1,960 17,340 8,727,710

Homosassa Springs, FL

Construction and Extraction 1.79 2,310 32,220 5,728,460

Hot Springs, AR

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical 1.52 3,220 35,400 8,506,740

Houma-Thibodaux, LA

Transportation and Material Moving 1.94 11,380 84,000 9,978,390

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

Architecture and Engineering 1.61 83,080 2,929,400 2,516,780

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical 1.67 13,050 130,770 8,506,740

Huntsville, AL

Architecture and Engineering 4.71 18,450 222,080 2,516,780

Idaho Falls, ID

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 3.51 750 64,860 470,920

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

Transportation and Material Moving 1.44 103,650 1,029,390 9,978,390

Iowa City, IA

Life, Physical, and Social Science 2.73 2,030 92,010 1,148,300

Ithaca, NY

Life, Physical, and Social Science 4.22 1,700 50,120 1,148,300

Jackson, MI

Architecture and Engineering 2.48 2,600 59,280 2,516,780

Jackson, MS

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical 1.41 22,120 262,680 8,506,740

Jackson, TN

Production 1.80 7,410 65,040 9,024,560

Jacksonville, FL

Business and Financial Operations 1.21 42,540 668,140 7,472,750

Jacksonville, NC

Food Preparation and Serving Related 1.69 7,190 46,070 13,193,090

Janesville-Beloit, WI

Production 1.61 6,590 64,560 9,024,560

Jefferson City, MO

Protective Service 1.49 2,630 73,950 3,408,680

Johnson City, TN

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical 1.70 7,830 77,050 8,506,740

Johnstown, PA

Community and Social Service 2.51 1,820 49,120 2,096,740

Jonesboro, AR

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical 1.50 4,910 54,890 8,506,740

Joplin, MO

Production 1.88 9,270 78,040 9,024,560

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI

Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 2.91 6,700 74,120 4,424,440

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

Life, Physical, and Social Science 1.89 2,110 139,130 1,148,300

Kankakee, IL

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 2.07 300 44,000 470,920

Kansas City, MO-KS

Computer and Mathematical 1.41 44,440 1,055,320 4,261,460

Kennewick-Richland, WA

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 7.09 2,610 111,340 470,920

Killeen-Temple, TX

Protective Service 1.48 4,920 138,710 3,408,680

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

Production 1.59 11,740 116,510 9,024,560

Kingston, NY

Protective Service 1.90 2,690 59,230 3,408,680

Knoxville, TN

Architecture and Engineering 1.27 8,510 380,260 2,516,780

Kokomo, IN

Production 3.54 8,850 39,430 9,024,560

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical 1.56 6,890 73,800 8,506,740

Lafayette, LA

Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 1.54 11,720 196,240 5,528,390

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN

Production 2.46 14,320 91,980 9,024,560

Lake Charles, LA

Construction and Extraction 4.25 19,110 111,890 5,728,460

Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI

Management 1.59 33,030 406,720 7,280,330

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ

Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 1.50 2,760 47,430 5,528,390

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 3.09 2,190 214,340 470,920

Lancaster, PA

Production 1.62 24,790 241,190 9,024,560

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

Life, Physical, and Social Science 1.70 2,950 215,080 1,148,300

Laredo, TX

Personal Care and Service 2.29 8,070 97,520 5,159,100

Las Cruces, NM

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 5.19 1,220 70,940 470,920

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 1.94 58,020 962,720 4,424,440

Lawrence, KS

Education, Training, and Library 1.76 5,330 49,520 8,727,710

Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem, MA-NH

Healthcare Support 1.93 4,560 82,010 4,113,410

Lawton, OK

Protective Service 1.29 1,330 43,190 3,408,680

Lebanon, PA

Transportation and Material Moving 1.78 6,080 48,870 9,978,390

Leominster-Gardner, MA

Community and Social Service 1.98 1,470 50,600 2,096,740

Lewiston, ID-WA

Production 2.02 3,430 26,820 9,024,560

Lewiston-Auburn, ME

Healthcare Support 1.45 2,100 50,140 4,113,410

Lexington-Fayette, KY

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 1.94 1,750 272,410 470,920

Lima, OH

Production 1.88 5,940 49,870 9,024,560

Lincoln, NE

Life, Physical, and Social Science 1.38 1,950 175,310 1,148,300

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical 1.39 28,890 347,590 8,506,740

Logan, UT-ID

Production 1.78 6,150 54,570 9,024,560

Longview, TX

Construction and Extraction 1.92 6,890 89,270 5,728,460

Longview, WA

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 4.89 600 37,100 470,920

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA

Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 2.57 153,720 4,430,840 1,925,140

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

Production 1.55 63,550 646,670 9,024,560

Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH

Architecture and Engineering 2.35 6,460 155,600 2,516,780

Lubbock, TX

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical 1.40 11,940 142,850 8,506,740

Lynchburg, VA

Production 1.59 9,880 97,940 9,024,560

Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead, MA

Healthcare Support 1.93 2,400 43,070 4,113,410

Macon, GA

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical 1.44 8,460 98,750 8,506,740

Madera, CA

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 49.85 7,200 43,730 470,920

Madison, WI

Life, Physical, and Social Science 2.21 6,900 387,300 1,148,300

Manchester, NH

Architecture and Engineering 1.22 2,420 112,670 2,516,780

Manhattan, KS

Education, Training, and Library 1.69 3,900 37,660 8,727,710

Mankato-North Mankato, MN

Community and Social Service 2.22 1,710 52,390 2,096,740

Mansfield, OH

Production 2.36 7,460 49,970 9,024,560

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

Personal Care and Service 2.83 26,050 254,190 5,159,100

Medford, OR

Community and Social Service 1.53 1,890 84,240 2,096,740

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

Transportation and Material Moving 2.03 87,600 617,990 9,978,390

Merced, CA

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 20.40 4,660 69,200 470,920

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL

Legal 2.02 17,690 1,139,100 1,095,770

Michigan City-La Porte, IN

Protective Service 2.01 1,900 39,590 3,408,680

Midland, MI

Life, Physical, and Social Science 1.72 480 34,730 1,148,300

Midland, TX

Construction and Extraction 2.63 9,320 88,270 5,728,460

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

Production 1.59 84,780 841,550 9,024,560

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

Personal Care and Service 1.39 97,210 1,932,310 5,159,100

Missoula, MT

Life, Physical, and Social Science 2.37 1,140 59,580 1,148,300

Mobile, AL

Construction and Extraction 1.41 9,800 172,750 5,728,460

Modesto, CA

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 12.69 7,600 181,330 470,920

Monroe, LA

Healthcare Support 1.47 3,270 77,070 4,113,410

Monroe, MI

Production 1.81 4,380 38,290 9,024,560

Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA

Life, Physical, and Social Science 1.73 14,420 1,033,420 1,148,300

Montgomery, AL

Production 1.64 17,060 164,610 9,024,560

Morgantown, WV

Life, Physical, and Social Science 2.33 1,210 64,520 1,148,300

Morristown, TN

Production 2.72 7,350 42,710 9,024,560

Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 1.92 300 46,650 470,920

Muncie, IN

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical 1.34 3,710 46,240 8,506,740

Muskegon, MI

Production 2.34 9,150 61,690 9,024,560

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC

Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 2.06 10,090 157,450 4,424,440

Napa, CA

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 12.21 2,940 72,870 470,920

Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL

Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 2.28 10,080 142,480 4,424,440

Nashua, NH-MA

Architecture and Engineering 2.00 4,670 132,330 2,516,780

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

Management 1.26 60,630 940,810 7,280,330

Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY

Legal 1.46 14,660 1,303,150 1,095,770

New Bedford, MA

Community and Social Service 2.96 2,850 65,490 2,096,740

New Bern, NC

Architecture and Engineering 1.78 1,380 43,930 2,516,780

New Haven, CT

Community and Social Service 1.55 6,220 273,160 2,096,740

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

Protective Service 1.45 19,160 552,840 3,408,680

New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ

Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 1.88 170,260 6,693,930 1,925,140

Newark, NJ-PA

Life, Physical, and Social Science 1.53 14,390 1,166,990 1,148,300

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI

Architecture and Engineering 2.21 2,450 62,750 2,516,780

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

Construction and Extraction 1.43 16,680 289,580 5,728,460

Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI

Personal Care and Service 1.82 8,430 127,780 5,159,100

Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA

Life, Physical, and Social Science 1.93 17,660 1,138,240 1,148,300

Ocala, FL

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 2.00 660 100,260 470,920

Ocean City, NJ

Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 2.01 2,410 38,760 4,424,440

Odessa, TX

Construction and Extraction 3.32 9,120 68,280 5,728,460

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

Construction and Extraction 1.58 15,820 249,250 5,728,460

Oklahoma City, OK

Legal 1.45 6,750 603,780 1,095,770

Olympia-Tumwater, WA

Life, Physical, and Social Science 2.49 2,190 109,400 1,148,300

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

Computer and Mathematical 1.39 20,240 486,650 4,261,460

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 1.55 58,310 1,209,250 4,424,440

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

Production 2.72 16,420 95,240 9,024,560

Owensboro, KY

Production 1.74 5,550 50,520 9,024,560

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 5.76 5,900 309,860 470,920

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

Architecture and Engineering 2.45 8,930 206,760 2,516,780

Panama City, FL

Food Preparation and Serving Related 1.49 11,080 80,480 13,193,090

Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 1.44 2,080 37,160 5,528,390

Peabody-Salem-Beverly, MA

Community and Social Service 1.94 2,710 95,050 2,096,740

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

Protective Service 1.35 5,470 169,930 3,408,680

Peoria, IL

Architecture and Engineering 2.15 6,470 170,630 2,516,780

Philadelphia, PA

Legal 2.26 15,710 904,580 1,095,770

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

Computer and Mathematical 1.28 76,010 1,980,010 4,261,460

Pine Bluff, AR

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 2.92 300 30,960 470,920

Pittsburgh, PA

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical 1.26 84,870 1,132,950 8,506,740

Pittsfield, MA

Community and Social Service 1.70 1,000 39,900 2,096,740

Pocatello, ID

Community and Social Service 1.73 850 33,260 2,096,740

Port St. Lucie, FL

Construction and Extraction 1.36 7,710 141,190 5,728,460

Portland-South Portland, ME

Management 1.29 13,410 203,740 7,280,330

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

Architecture and Engineering 1.78 36,270 1,157,060 2,516,780

Portsmouth, NH-ME

Architecture and Engineering 2.30 3,750 92,360 2,516,780

Prescott, AZ

Food Preparation and Serving Related 1.42 8,110 61,560 13,193,090

Providence-Warwick, RI-MA

Community and Social Service 1.38 11,490 567,620 2,096,740

Provo-Orem, UT

Construction and Extraction 1.90 17,500 229,480 5,728,460

Pueblo, CO

Healthcare Support 1.70 2,930 59,750 4,113,410

Punta Gorda, FL

Construction and Extraction 1.56 2,920 46,530 5,728,460

Racine, WI

Production 2.40 11,360 74,850 9,024,560

Raleigh, NC

Computer and Mathematical 1.81 32,790 606,510 4,261,460

Rapid City, SD

Construction and Extraction 1.65 4,350 65,680 5,728,460

Reading, PA

Production 1.88 20,600 172,860 9,024,560

Redding, CA

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 2.33 500 64,640 470,920

Reno, NV

Construction and Extraction 1.50 13,540 224,130 5,728,460

Richmond, VA

Business and Financial Operations 1.36 45,900 643,860 7,472,750

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

Personal Care and Service 1.56 81,210 1,435,200 5,159,100

Roanoke, VA

Protective Service 1.48 5,390 152,640 3,408,680

Rochester, MN

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical 3.03 20,770 114,770 8,506,740

Rochester, NY

Community and Social Service 1.45 10,910 510,010 2,096,740

Rockford, IL

Production 2.22 20,150 143,470 9,024,560

Rocky Mount, NC

Production 2.10 7,330 55,270 9,024,560

Rome, GA

Production 1.72 4,050 37,070 9,024,560

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA

Life, Physical, and Social Science 1.74 13,470 960,180 1,148,300

Saginaw, MI

Production 1.76 9,460 85,160 9,024,560

Salem, OR

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 6.02 3,290 165,560 470,920

Salinas, CA

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 56.77 32,230 171,870 470,920

Salisbury, MD-DE

Community and Social Service 1.48 3,450 157,980 2,096,740

Salt Lake City, UT

Management 1.40 49,710 695,050 7,280,330

San Angelo, TX

Food Preparation and Serving Related 1.29 5,490 45,990 13,193,090

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

Personal Care and Service 1.18 42,760 1,003,370 5,159,100

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

Life, Physical, and Social Science 1.87 21,630 1,433,340 1,148,300

San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA

Computer and Mathematical 2.81 93,670 1,116,390 4,261,460

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

Computer and Mathematical 4.06 132,140 1,089,070 4,261,460

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 6.51 2,510 116,630 470,920

San Rafael, CA

Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 1.87 2,890 114,820 1,925,140

Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 2.22 710 97,370 470,920

Santa Fe, NM

Legal 1.66 780 61,340 1,095,770

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 12.02 7,360 185,530 470,920

Santa Rosa, CA

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 4.02 2,690 202,410 470,920

Savannah, GA

Transportation and Material Moving 1.49 17,810 170,620 9,978,390

Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA

Transportation and Material Moving 1.65 29,830 257,730 9,978,390

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA

Computer and Mathematical 2.60 128,040 1,647,350 4,261,460

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 5.64 940 50,590 470,920

Sebring, FL

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 9.40 800 25,610 470,920

Sheboygan, WI

Production 2.88 10,590 57,980 9,024,560

Sherman-Denison, TX

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical 1.72 4,620 45,050 8,506,740

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical 1.49 15,490 174,330 8,506,740

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ

Protective Service 3.07 2,350 32,000 3,408,680

Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD

Life, Physical, and Social Science 3.71 17,440 584,310 1,148,300

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

Production 2.00 10,700 84,630 9,024,560

Sioux Falls, SD

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical 1.56 14,140 151,480 8,506,740

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

Education, Training, and Library 1.56 12,850 134,230 8,727,710

Spartanburg, SC

Production 2.50 23,630 149,130 9,024,560

Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA

Community and Social Service 1.43 4,910 232,920 2,096,740

Springfield, IL

Business and Financial Operations 1.72 9,620 106,710 7,472,750

Springfield, MA-CT

Community and Social Service 2.28 11,030 328,300 2,096,740

Springfield, MO

Transportation and Material Moving 1.33 19,020 204,320 9,978,390

Springfield, OH

Production 1.70 5,150 47,910 9,024,560

St. Cloud, MN

Production 1.77 11,730 104,890 9,024,560

St. George, UT

Construction and Extraction 1.90 4,810 63,190 5,728,460

St. Joseph, MO-KS

Production 2.07 6,980 53,270 9,024,560

St. Louis, MO-IL

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical 1.17 95,000 1,356,630 8,506,740

State College, PA

Education, Training, and Library 1.71 7,240 69,300 8,727,710

Staunton-Waynesboro, VA

Production 1.71 5,160 47,760 9,024,560

Stockton-Lodi, CA

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 12.09 9,700 242,740 470,920

Sumter, SC

Production 1.78 4,180 37,000 9,024,560

Syracuse, NY

Education, Training, and Library 1.45 26,800 302,070 8,727,710

Tacoma-Lakewood, WA

Community and Social Service 1.42 6,220 296,810 2,096,740

Tallahassee, FL

Legal 2.56 3,320 168,720 1,095,770

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

Legal 1.40 13,810 1,280,170 1,095,770

Taunton-Middleborough-Norton, MA

Community and Social Service 2.76 2,420 59,460 2,096,740

Terre Haute, IN

Production 1.88 8,020 67,380 9,024,560

Texarkana, TX-AR

Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 1.83 3,970 55,800 5,528,390

The Villages, FL

Protective Service 2.91 1,820 26,170 3,408,680

Toledo, OH

Production 1.90 35,630 296,990 9,024,560

Topeka, KS

Legal 1.49 1,260 109,400 1,095,770

Trenton, NJ

Life, Physical, and Social Science 3.22 5,950 229,450 1,148,300

Tucson, AZ

Life, Physical, and Social Science 1.44 4,220 364,930 1,148,300

Tulsa, OK

Production 1.37 37,220 427,880 9,024,560

Tuscaloosa, AL

Production 2.35 14,920 100,100 9,024,560

Tyler, TX

Healthcare Support 1.74 5,050 100,780 4,113,410

Urban Honolulu, HI

Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 1.53 21,900 460,520 4,424,440

Utica-Rome, NY

Personal Care and Service 1.76 7,920 124,540 5,159,100

Valdosta, GA

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 2.67 470 53,290 470,920

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

Personal Care and Service 1.84 9,040 136,020 5,159,100

Victoria, TX

Construction and Extraction 1.68 2,690 39,880 5,728,460

Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 12.88 2,510 58,880 470,920

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

Architecture and Engineering 1.66 21,800 743,960 2,516,780

Visalia-Porterville, CA

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 49.47 24,910 152,430 470,920

Waco, TX

Production 1.43 10,500 116,260 9,024,560

Walla Walla, WA

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 1.76 150 25,260 470,920

Warner Robins, GA

Architecture and Engineering 2.37 2,910 69,530 2,516,780

Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI

Architecture and Engineering 2.88 62,630 1,231,590 2,516,780

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

Legal 3.20 62,000 2,519,220 1,095,770

Waterbury, CT

Community and Social Service 2.20 2,210 68,260 2,096,740

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

Production 2.19 12,240 88,160 9,024,560

Watertown-Fort Drum, NY

Education, Training, and Library 1.47 3,560 39,490 8,727,710

Wausau, WI

Production 2.65 11,760 70,020 9,024,560

Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH

Healthcare Support 1.64 1,770 37,250 4,113,410

Wenatchee, WA

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 8.04 1,210 45,710 470,920

West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL

Legal 1.83 8,470 603,230 1,095,770

Wheeling, WV-OH

Construction and Extraction 1.86 4,590 61,310 5,728,460

Wichita Falls, TX

Community and Social Service 2.14 1,780 56,640 2,096,740

Wichita, KS

Production 1.64 30,730 296,330 9,024,560

Williamsport, PA

Production 1.64 5,270 50,770 9,024,560

Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ

Life, Physical, and Social Science 1.67 4,680 347,070 1,148,300

Wilmington, NC

Food Preparation and Serving Related 1.47 16,780 123,730 13,193,090

Winchester, VA-WV

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical 1.22 4,240 58,160 8,506,740

Winston-Salem, NC

Production 1.64 27,360 263,840 9,024,560

Worcester, MA-CT

Community and Social Service 2.02 8,380 281,770 2,096,740

Yakima, WA

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 17.54 5,200 89,640 470,920

York-Hanover, PA

Production 1.71 19,520 180,080 9,024,560

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

Healthcare Support 1.47 9,030 213,630 4,113,410

Yuba City, CA

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 12.01 1,700 42,770 470,920

Yuma, AZ

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 37.93 7,570 60,430 470,920

Note: U.S. total employment was 142,549,250 in May 2017. These estimates do not include the self-employed and owners, partners, and proprietors of unincorporated businesses.

Location quotients are a way of comparing the occupational composition in areas of different sizes, such as a metropolitan area and the nation. If an occupational group's location quotient for an area is less than 1.0, the percentage of jobs in that group in that area is smaller than the national percentage of jobs in that occupational group. If the location quotient is more than 1.0, the percentage of jobs in that occupational group is higher than the national percentage.

Elkhart-Goshen's location quotient of 5.69 means the percentage of jobs in production occupations in that area was 5.69 times the national percentage. Production occupations had a higher location quotient in Elkhart-Goshen than any other occupational group. The chart shows the occupational group with the highest location quotient in each metropolitan area.

Production occupations had the highest location quotient in over 80 metropolitan areas, mostly in the Midwest and South, including Dalton, Georgia; Columbus, Indiana; Kokomo, Indiana; Cleveland, Tennessee; and Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, North Carolina, which each had a location quotient for production occupations of 3.25 or higher.

With 45,850 jobs, production occupations was also the occupational group with the highest employment in Elkhart-Goshen. The occupational group with the highest location quotient in an area is not always the group with the highest employment, however.

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations had a location quotient of 2.57 in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California, which was higher than the location quotient of any other occupational group. There was more employment in other occupational groups, such as office and administrative support, food preparation and serving related, and sales and related. However, the percentages of jobs in those other groups in the Los Angeles area were closer to the national percentages.

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations had the highest location quotient in 3 metropolitan areas: Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California; New York-Jersey City-White Plains, New York-New Jersey; and San Rafael, California. This occupational group did not have the highest employment in any area.

The location quotient for computer and mathematical occupations was 4.06 in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California. Construction and extraction occupations had a location quotient of 4.25 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. In Corvallis, Oregon, life, physical, and social science occupations had a location quotient of 5.37.

These estimates are from the Occupational Employment Statistics survey. Occupational Profiles have more information about these occupations.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Occupational group concentration by metro area in May 2017 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2018/occupational-group-concentration-by-metro-area-in-may-2017.htm (visited July 16, 2019).

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