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Tennessee and Hawaii have highest job concentration of musical groups and artists

August 28, 2019

Whether they are playing live music or having their latest hit song played on the radio, musical groups and artists entertain us each day with music such as rock, jazz, and country. In December 2018, employment share in the musical groups and artists industry in Tennessee and Hawaii was 3.8 times higher than the national share of employment in the industry. In Tennessee, 449 business establishments in this industry employed over 3,000 workers, who earned an average of $7,586 a week.

Employment location quotient in musical groups and artists, by state, total private, December 2018

State

December 2018
employment location quotient

December 2018
employment

Quarterly
establishments

Average
weekly wages

U.S. total

1.00 38,671 5,064 $3,304

Tennessee

3.79 3,006 449 $7,586

Hawaii

3.76 658 31 $2,086

Oregon

1.62 818 99 $973

Nevada

1.60 584 96 $2,406

California

1.45 6,634 914 $8,985

New Mexico

1.34 290 25 $372

Massachusetts

1.27 1,199 109 $2,069

Indiana

1.25 1,007 67 $558

Connecticut

1.20 532 58 $2,924

New York

1.16 2,925 593 $1,624

Minnesota

1.10 832 91 $1,013

Idaho

1.09 210 27 $413

Montana

1.08 132 16 $320

Ohio

1.06 1,508 95 $1,019

Wisconsin

1.06 802 55 $805

South Carolina

1.03 572 43 $532

Illinois

1.02 1,609 204 $932

Washington

1.01 889 85 $1,291

Colorado

0.98 695 89 $1,213

Missouri

0.98 723 75 $960

New Jersey

0.91 980 102 $7,958

Wyoming

0.91 65 6 $273

Oklahoma

0.89 380 38 $2,522

Pennsylvania

0.89 1,383 127 $1,051

Maryland

0.87 613 62 $935

Arizona

0.85 650 71 $1,170

Vermont

0.85 70 11 $977

Iowa

0.84 342 26 $462

Virginia

0.75 771 88 $2,934

Michigan

0.68 770 63 $3,005

Texas

0.68 2,221 250 $1,690

Florida

0.65 1,504 412 $2,527

Nebraska

0.64 164 14 $683

Utah

0.61 241 38 $1,356

Alabama

0.60 312 49 $710

Georgia

0.60 704 132 $2,324

Kentucky

0.53 263 39 $669

North Carolina

0.45 520 90 $838

Louisiana

0.39 196 59 $1,554

Arkansas

0.35 112 23 $669

District of Columbia

0.34 69 15 $593

North Dakota

0.22 24 4 $677

Mississippi

0.21 62 21 $444

New Hampshire

0.19 33 20 $8,782

Kansas

0.17 61 19 $717

Alaska

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Delaware

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Maine

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Rhode Island

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South Dakota

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West Virginia

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Oregon's share of employment in the musical groups and artists industry in December 2018 was 1.62 times higher than the national share of employment in the industry, followed by Nevada (1.60), and California (1.45). While the concentration of employment in this industry was lower in California than in Oregon and Nevada, California had almost 10 times the number of business establishments (914) as Oregon (99) or Nevada (96). Musical groups and artists in California earned an average weekly wage of $8,985, highest among all states and slightly higher than workers in New Hampshire ($8,782).

Among metropolitan areas in December 2018, employment share in the musical groups and artists industry in Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee, was 8.21 times higher than the national share of employment in the industry. In the Nashville area, 374 business establishments in this industry employed 2,122 workers, who earned an average of $8,072 a week. The share of industry employment in Eugene (4.95) and Corvallis, Oregon (3.21), was also over 3 times higher than the national share of employment.

Employment location quotient in musical groups and artists, metropolitan areas, total private, December 2018

Metropolitan area

December 2018
employment location quotient

December 2018
employment

Quarterly
establishments

Average
weekly wages

U.S. total

1.00 38,671 5,064 $3,304

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

8.21 2,122 374 $8,072

Eugene, OR

4.95 204 9 $234

Corvallis, OR

3.21 32 5 $201

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL

2.94 233 14 $578

Fort Wayne, IN

2.81 158 5 $545

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

2.63 4,233 580 $13,464

Santa Fe, NM

2.59 42 8 $1,287

Santa Rosa, CA

2.55 141 5 $1,246

Albany, OR

2.40 30 4 $42

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT

2.24 249 24 $499

Athens-Clarke County, GA

1.96 46 10 $2,504

Urban Honolulu, HI

1.79 226 19 $5,675

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV

1.67 442 83 $3,076

Appleton, WI

1.59 51 4 $418

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

1.54 412 23 $859

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

1.54 983 104 $1,441

Colorado Springs, CO

1.43 107 8 $366

Madison, WI

1.40 142 10 $600

Pittsburgh, PA

1.39 410 30 $1,076

Albuquerque, NM

1.36 135 10 $267

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

1.36 689 53 $1,010

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

1.30 408 45 $1,645

Oklahoma City, OK

1.28 208 19 $959

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

1.26 149 10 $422

Austin-Round Rock, TX

1.26 343 55 $1,002

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

1.26 352 15 $1,324

Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH

1.23 868 84 $1,518

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

1.21 1,448 156 $1,088

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY

1.14 163 8 $769

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD

1.13 398 29 $944

Salt Lake City, UT

1.07 206 21 $1,514

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

1.06 2,650 530 $1,749

Salem, OR

1.06 49 6 $147

New Orleans-Metairie, LA

1.03 148 42 $1,387

In December 2018, the share of employment in the musical groups and artists industry in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California, was 2.63 times higher than the national share of employment in the industry. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California, had 580 business establishments in this industry that employed 4,233 workers who earned an average of $13,464 a week.

Location quotients are useful for studying the composition of jobs in an area relative to the rate, or for finding areas that have high concentrations of jobs in certain industries. A location quotient shows the industry’s share of a state or area's employment relative to the national rate. For example, an industry with 6 percent of metropolitan area employment and 2 percent of national employment would have a location quotient in that area of 6/2 = 3. A location quotient greater than 1 means the industry has a higher share of area employment than the national average.

These data are from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages. You can get more industry employment data for the nation, states, counties, and metropolitan areas through the data viewer tool.

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