Individuals in S&E occupations as a percentage of the workforce, by state: 2010
In 2010, 4.0% of the U.S. workforce (about 5.5 million people) worked in occupations classified as S&E.
- In 2010, the District of Columbia had the highest percentage of the workforce engaged in S&E occupations – 19.9%. The S&E percentage for the individual states ranged from 2.0% to 6.6%.
- Virginia (6.6%) and Maryland (6.0%), the two states adjacent to the District of Columbia, were among the 5 states with the highest percentages of S&E workers. The other 3 were Massachusetts (6.6%), Colorado (5.9%), and Washington (5.8%).