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Lights, Camera, Action! Georgia leads in job growth for motion picture and video industries

September 12, 2022

Georgia led the nation in jobs gained in motion picture and video industries from 2011 to 2021, with an increase of 15,611. Another 11 states added a combined 8,297 jobs over this time, including Louisiana (1,685), Texas (1,651), Tennessee (1,455), and Utah (1,275).

Employment change in motion picture and video industries, 2011–21
State Employment change

Alabama

-361

Alaska

-

Arizona

-572

Arkansas

-414

California

-1,962

Colorado

-750

Connecticut

697

Delaware

-9

District of Columbia

-285

Florida

743

Georgia

15,611

Hawaii

160

Idaho

-155

Illinois

-1,670

Indiana

-1,160

Iowa

-434

Kansas

-805

Kentucky

-444

Louisiana

1,685

Maine

-145

Maryland

-1,006

Massachusetts

-399

Michigan

-2,529

Minnesota

-1,739

Mississippi

67

Missouri

-1,273

Montana

-7

Nebraska

-291

Nevada

112

New Hampshire

8

New Jersey

-1,015

New Mexico

444

New York

-145

North Carolina

-633

North Dakota

-

Ohio

-1,059

Oklahoma

-453

Oregon

-133

Pennsylvania

-1,236

Rhode Island

-103

South Carolina

-632

South Dakota

-

Tennessee

1,455

Texas

1,651

Utah

1,275

Vermont

-155

Virginia

-821

Washington

-655

West Virginia

-

Wisconsin

-1,229

Wyoming

-

Note: Dash means data are not available.

Motion picture and video industries employment declined from 2011 to 2021 in 33 states and the District of Columbia. The largest declines were in Michigan (−2,529), California (−1,962), and Minnesota (−1,739). Nationwide, employment in the motion picture and video industries group edged down 0.4 percent over this time.

You can join us online September 20, 2022, at our conference on motion picture and video industries.

These data are from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages. Employment data for the nation, states, counties, and metropolitan areas are available through the QCEW Data Viewer tool. Motion picture and video industries comprise establishments primarily engaged in the production and distribution of motion pictures, videos, television programs, or commercials; in the exhibition of motion pictures; or in the provision of postproduction and related services.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Lights, Camera, Action! Georgia leads in job growth for motion picture and video industries at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2022/lights-camera-action-georgia-leads-in-job-growth-for-motion-picture-and-video-industries.htm (visited September 26, 2022).

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