Patents Issued per 100,000 Employees by State, FY 20032007 
                         
Sources: Quarterly Census of Employees and Wages, Bureau of Labor Statistics, http://www.bls.gov/cew/
Patent Counts by Country/State and Year, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/ac/ido/oeip/taf/cst_all.pdf
                         
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Note: U.S. total includes Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
                         
State 2003 patents per 100K workers 2003 rank 2004 patents per 100K workers 2004 rank 2005 patents per 100K workers 2005 rank 2006 patents per 100K workers 2006 rank 2007 patents per 100K workers 2007 rank % change 2003-2007 5-year rank % change
U.S. Total 77.1   72.1   65.0   76.4   69.2   -10.3  
Alabama 25.2 42 22.2 42 18.9 43 22.3 42 18.3 43 -27.1 44
Alaska 14.7 50 16.5 46 11.9 48 14.6 49 7.7 51 -47.6 51
Arizona 75.5 16 73.5 16 64.2 16 72.4 17 69.0 17 -8.7 15
Arkansas 15.8 49 14.2 50 13.3 47 15.8 47 14.4 48 -8.7 16
California 149.1 3 144.5 2 129.1 3 161.5 2 144.5 3 -3.1 9
Colorado 108.8 9 106.9 8 90.1 8 104.8 9 86.5 11 -20.5 36
Connecticut 113.4 8 105.6 9 102.0 6 111.1 8 95.5 9 -15.8 31
Delaware 92.5 13 98.7 10 81.6 12 93.8 12 84.8 12 -8.3 14
District of Columbia 7.7 51 12.1 51 8.8 51 10.3 51 10.5 50 36.3 3
Florida 43.0 28 40.1 30 34.9 29 41.0 30 38.9 27 -9.6 19
Georgia 40.5 30 38.8 31 34.5 31 42.7 29 38.8 28 -4.4 12
Hawaii 16.9 48 14.7 48 9.6 50 16.3 46 13.1 49 -22.3 41
Idaho 321.2 1 308.1 1 252.1 1 266.8 1 210.1 1 -34.6 49
Illinois 69.5 19 65.9 20 57.4 20 69.6 18 63.2 18 -9.0 17
Indiana 59.5 25 52.1 25 43.4 26 51.8 25 47.7 25 -19.9 35
Iowa 68.1 22 51.7 26 43.5 25 49.8 26 44.7 26 -34.4 48
Kansas 38.2 32 41.6 28 34.9 30 43.8 28 38.5 29 0.8 7
Kentucky 29.0 39 26.8 38 21.4 42 26.5 39 28.0 38 -3.3 10
Louisiana 23.7 44 20.7 44 16.2 45 20.2 45 15.7 47 -33.5 47
Maine 27.7 40 23.1 41 26.7 37 26.1 40 20.9 42 -24.6 43
Maryland 64.9 24 58.6 23 51.4 22 61.6 22 55.3 22 -14.7 29
Massachusetts 133.4 4 124.4 4 104.5 5 136.7 5 118.6 6 -11.1 22
Michigan 97.7 11 95.8 11 85.3 11 98.7 11 88.4 10 -9.5 18
Minnesota 126.5 5 115.2 6 97.8 7 122.4 7 108.7 7 -14.1 28
Mississippi 16.9 47 14.5 49 11.4 49 13.6 50 16.2 46 -3.9 11
Missouri 36.2 36 34.1 33 27.5 36 32.0 35 31.7 34 -12.5 24
Montana 31.8 38 32.5 37 28.8 35 31.9 36 30.0 35 -5.5 13
Nebraska 27.5 41 26.0 39 23.0 40 26.5 38 27.7 39 0.6 8
Nevada 42.2 29 41.5 29 36.4 27 37.1 33 36.4 31 -13.7 26
New Hampshire 121.0 6 111.0 7 86.7 10 104.7 10 98.1 8 -18.9 34
New Jersey 101.9 10 86.6 13 72.4 14 91.8 13 79.6 13 -21.8 39
New Mexico 54.3 27 50.4 27 35.1 28 43.9 27 37.0 30 -31.8 46
New York 84.1 14 80.0 14 63.6 17 76.0 15 70.4 15 -16.3 32
North Carolina 58.4 26 54.9 24 47.7 23 56.3 24 49.4 24 -15.4 30
North Dakota 19.7 46 20.6 45 24.7 39 22.9 41 26.9 40 36.5 2
Ohio 73.7 17 64.6 21 51.4 21 62.0 21 57.7 21 -21.7 38
Oklahoma 39.9 31 34.3 32 29.3 33 38.7 31 34.3 32 -14.1 27
Oregon 119.4 7 123.3 5 111.9 4 149.2 4 132.1 5 10.6 6
Pennsylvania 65.1 23 58.7 22 45.9 24 56.9 23 52.8 23 -18.8 33
Rhode Island 68.8 21 77.4 15 65.4 15 73.70 16 79.1 14 15.1 4
South Carolina 36.8 34 33.0 36 29.6 32 37.2 32 28.7 37 -22.2 40
South Dakota 24.4 43 23.8 40 18.1 44 20.6 44 16.8 44 -31.1 45
Tennessee 37.4 33 33.0 35 26.6 38 29.9 37 28.9 36 -22.8 42
Texas 69.3 20 66.9 19 57.7 19 67.7 20 60.9 20 -12.1 23
Utah 69.6 18 73.1 17 57.7 18 68.3 19 62.8 19 -9.7 20
Vermont 158.3 2 143.4 3 136.6 2 160.3 3 179.9 2 13.7 5
Virginia 36.5 35 33.8 34 28.8 34 33.9 34 31.7 33 -13.2 25
Washington 94.8 12 90.6 12 89.7 9 127.0 6 133.1 4 40.3 1
West Virginia 20.8 45 16.2 47 14.1 46 15.7 48 16.4 45 -21.0 37
Wisconsin 77.5 15 72.7 18 78.4 13 77.7 14 69.3 16 -10.5 21
Wyoming 34.8 37 22.2 43 21.6 41 21.0 43 22.3 41 -35.8 50