Useful Stats: High-Tech Business Employment by State

Featured in the January 12, 2012 SSTI Weekly Digest

Source: Census Bureau, special tabulations (2011) of 19892008 Business Information Tracking Series via NSF Science and Engineering Indicators 2012.

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Employment in high-technology establishments as percentage of total employment, by state: 2003, 2004, 20062008

Total Employment Employment in high-technology establishments High-technology/Total employment (%)
 20032004200620072008 20032004200620072008 20032004200620072008
                  
United States113,373,663115,049,548119,892,505120,579,971120,933,454 13,563,12213,356,59613,733,63214,152,15313,870,679 11.9611.6111.4511.7411.47
                  
Alabama1,597,2651,628,7331,713,1851,722,3541,714,898 152,879158,927162,197160,545162,713 9.579.769.479.329.49
Alaska216,707223,099241,568244,560248,274 21,85122,10727,30630,76630,794 10.089.9111.3012.5812.40
Arizona1,997,9902,043,7292,334,6652,403,4722,334,785 234,603238,462246,648263,246243,159 11.7411.6710.5610.9510.41
Arkansas988,8221,007,2831,041,8681,031,1291,025,872 95,180101,12493,64889,81993,991 9.6310.048.998.719.16
California12,986,49613,260,30613,830,27413,767,97013,746,493 1,781,8301,767,2021,826,6381,838,7951,785,871 13.7213.3313.2113.3612.99
Colorado1,883,8831,908,1262,018,9052,075,4042,121,945 274,979265,613272,952302,681291,442 14.6013.9213.5214.5813.73
Connecticut1,550,6151,537,1601,585,6601,538,9771,551,373 210,114204,107198,450208,417200,106 13.5513.2812.5213.5412.90
Delaware385,098391,647388,178396,251389,927 52,34954,16447,74947,14442,178 13.5913.8312.3011.9010.82
District of Columbia422,912436,791446,502454,512466,152 54,31457,25057,29759,28461,916 12.8413.1112.8313.0413.28
Florida6,548,2766,863,1967,534,1657,423,8167,367,042 576,274587,452618,540632,765614,504 8.808.568.218.528.34
Georgia3,386,5903,451,8023,622,5223,647,7463,633,902 413,384411,977428,272435,409448,230 12.2111.9411.8211.9412.33
Hawaii458,952473,181512,488518,928518,052 25,77726,20328,84828,93228,500 5.625.545.635.585.50
Idaho466,379488,557546,108544,337537,706 55,70653,73859,08260,05656,624 11.9411.0010.8211.0310.53
Illinois5,204,8875,216,1805,356,5045,397,8675,463,437 646,285617,306619,777644,910662,391 12.4211.8311.5711.9512.12
Indiana2,540,5542,586,2822,672,5582,647,8612,619,567 219,598219,694224,644240,529227,568 8.648.498.419.088.69
Iowa1,232,7091,241,6881,295,1431,303,2651,317,765 102,38796,10096,19098,655105,099 8.317.747.437.577.98
Kansas1,109,6991,115,9301,142,4871,168,9071,185,876 155,023153,046146,849160,739169,118 13.9713.7112.8513.7514.26
Kentucky1,471,6221,489,2851,551,7911,550,0351,570,686 121,838119,167125,204132,400129,162 8.288.008.078.548.22
Louisiana1,603,4921,623,4311,592,6821,645,5471,654,417 137,029129,722143,846145,219145,702 8.557.999.038.828.81
Maine488,788494,165508,061503,725508,905 35,18436,22137,93439,00440,028 7.207.337.477.747.87
Maryland2,088,5522,151,0932,231,8882,238,8942,235,033 315,887323,966326,546353,025333,584 15.1215.0614.6315.7714.93
Massachusetts2,974,1642,979,2513,043,6433,073,5723,076,457 460,984455,749496,630495,550464,759 15.5015.3016.3216.1215.11
Michigan3,884,8813,895,2173,817,7623,686,6043,637,690 499,133486,706475,350449,369424,066 12.8512.4912.4512.1911.66
Minnesota2,381,8602,392,4812,475,8592,525,4882,517,847 315,994309,303329,927351,940318,203 13.2712.9313.3313.9412.64
Mississippi912,004928,181940,329941,215944,776 66,56661,85864,55864,53964,420 7.306.666.876.866.82
Missouri2,387,2452,420,9942,467,6262,457,5512,472,861 254,299257,290263,494265,680272,023 10.6510.6310.6810.8111.00
Montana302,932314,806342,461353,717359,721 20,29620,45226,95823,34023,651 6.706.507.876.606.57
Nebraska774,858774,187789,117795,489805,633 68,97569,72464,77965,65366,152 8.909.018.218.258.21
Nevada970,6781,021,8421,165,2431,195,4731,156,305 61,84764,64866,87574,28872,942 6.376.335.746.216.31
New Hampshire540,132550,869577,322573,026595,473 63,26463,90764,91466,23579,105 11.7111.6011.2411.5613.28
New Jersey3,578,6743,609,2973,644,9673,661,1383,646,897 550,224558,921550,515563,587556,378 15.3815.4915.1015.3915.26
New Mexico571,057580,443628,472642,068641,010 60,39961,14968,62771,61672,838 10.5810.5310.9211.1511.36
New York7,415,4307,431,8937,531,7727,528,4887,622,956 823,992798,462790,696796,369758,087 11.1110.7410.5010.589.94
North Carolina3,337,5523,365,0503,523,9543,585,9513,585,005 349,424345,316358,501379,831370,028 10.4710.2610.1710.5910.32
North Dakota258,878265,632278,395292,851304,892 20,58420,17622,45029,85033,096 7.957.608.0610.1910.85
Ohio4,769,4064,761,4924,824,8594,781,4484,728,989 531,491512,352518,835520,079514,408 11.1410.7610.7510.8810.88
Oklahoma1,184,3121,194,8301,276,7431,307,5781,335,467 132,887133,871141,575142,168137,334 11.2211.2011.0910.8710.28
Oregon1,338,3801,355,1011,461,3391,476,9701,482,627 152,140147,549161,641162,690166,086 11.3710.8911.0611.0211.20
Pennsylvania5,028,6505,106,1715,189,3495,194,7235,233,871 566,406551,971549,180558,193564,569 11.2610.8110.5810.7510.79
Rhode Island427,369434,600440,715441,293433,626 35,80636,57741,02040,73842,046 8.388.429.319.239.70
South Carolina1,550,2271,560,4011,631,6901,647,7591,654,494 163,373164,035170,200166,710167,198 10.5410.5110.4310.1210.11
South Dakota299,723307,944325,045330,071337,830 18,89019,89720,20221,68022,551 6.306.466.226.576.68
Tennessee2,298,8362,346,9032,472,9392,475,1552,493,070 219,898217,191245,517244,256225,724 9.579.259.939.879.05
Texas8,049,3008,116,4658,709,5759,038,7029,232,889 1,158,4811,101,1751,144,9971,222,7271,210,285 14.3913.5713.1513.5313.11
Utah900,331934,9391,038,8791,102,5281,114,776 99,856101,547114,815123,602124,399 11.0910.8611.0511.2111.16
Vermont256,401256,040263,759268,023272,847 29,40227,57227,00126,21629,372 11.4710.7710.249.7810.77
Virginia2,932,4713,054,2213,173,7673,196,5103,186,112 459,017489,703502,890545,693508,097 15.6516.0315.8517.0715.95
Washington2,292,4622,268,1552,420,6332,500,8352,536,196 401,413329,698347,710380,962387,407 17.5114.5414.3615.2315.28
West Virginia561,317568,581583,033580,953592,356 46,63546,17245,28446,39545,280 8.318.127.777.997.64
Wisconsin2,382,9792,434,5802,481,9982,483,6642,496,839 233,967245,257253,499260,033259,072 9.8210.0710.2110.4710.38
Wyoming180,866187,318204,058215,571221,835 15,00814,82016,37519,82418,423 8.307.918.029.208.30