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Chapter 8:
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Secondary Education
Higher Education
Workforce
Financial Research and Development Inputs
R&D Outputs
Science and Technology in the Economy

 

 

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Table 8-10.
Individuals in S&E occupations as share of the workforce, by state: 1995, 1997, & 1999
  S&E occupations Workforce Workforce in S&E occupations
(percent)
State 1995 1997 1999 1995 1997 1999 1995 1997 1999
All states 3,178,000 3,357,000 3,525,100 125,091,085 129,540,407 133,397,374 2.54 2.59 2.64
  Alabama 40,800 44,300 43,300 1,938,772 2,057,160 2,038,912 2.10 2.15 2.12
  Alaska 6,600 6,300 7,700 280,829 289,735 298,577 2.35 2.17 2.58
  Arizona 47,400 54,000 55,700 2,079,452 2,080,658 2,255,117 2.28 2.60 2.47
  Arkansas 14,100 15,300 16,900 1,160,396 1,147,974 1,173,971 1.22 1.33 1.44
  California 463,900 478,000 492,000 14,202,849 14,942,526 15,731,727 3.27 3.20 3.13
  Colorado 82,700 88,500 96,900 2,000,022 2,080,012 2,198,147 4.13 4.25 4.41
  Connecticut 56,900 53,300 57,500 1,616,855 1,634,771 1,654,455 3.52 3.26 3.48
  Delaware 14,300 15,700 16,300 365,413 365,650 375,970 3.91 4.29 4.34
  District of Columbia 53,200 51,300 53,900 258,833 237,189 263,158 20.55 21.63 20.48
  Florida 105,500 116,600 123,000 6,474,776 6,780,081 7,076,924 1.63 1.72 1.74
  Georgia 69,800 75,600 85,900 3,440,859 3,727,295 3,916,080 2.03 2.03 2.19
  Hawaii 13,100 11,500 11,700 542,632 556,673 559,587 2.41 2.07 2.09
  Idaho 13,200 13,900 15,500 568,138 600,465 617,393 2.32 2.31 2.51
  Illinois 138,300 148,600 155,200 5,796,094 5,912,684 6,105,124 2.39 2.51 2.54
  Indiana 51,300 54,000 56,000 2,980,499 2,978,607 2,982,597 1.72 1.81 1.88
  Iowa 22,100 24,500 23,900 1,505,094 1,527,935 1,532,729 1.47 1.60 1.56
  Kansas 29,500 34,300 31,400 1,278,543 1,326,289 1,391,523 2.31 2.59 2.26
  Kentucky 22,700 23,100 26,100 1,760,990 1,812,779 1,878,686 1.29 1.27 1.39
  Louisiana 35,900 36,200 35,500 1,818,362 1,889,133 1,947,655 1.97 1.92 1.82
  Maine 7,900 11,600 11,200 603,231 625,790 642,471 1.31 1.85 1.74
  Maryland 93,300 93,900 104,100 2,576,688 2,640,878 2,676,488 3.62 3.56 3.89
  Massachusetts 130,900 136,600 148,800 2,994,372 3,130,763 3,179,102 4.37 4.36 4.68
  Michigan 116,700 122,900 131,800 4,556,351 4,752,196 4,950,204 2.56 2.59 2.66
  Minnesota 69,400 76,800 81,600 2,498,821 2,537,651 2,627,437 2.78 3.03 3.11
  Mississippi 15,700 14,100 16,100 1,180,018 1,189,825 1,202,968 1.33 1.19 1.34
  Missouri 53,100 59,700 61,000 2,697,866 2,768,598 2,745,464 1.97 2.16 2.22
  Montana 8,100 10,200 8,600 411,306 430,261 449,361 1.97 2.37 1.91
  Nebraska 15,300 15,200 19,900 874,357 881,901 885,755 1.75 1.72 2.25
  Nevada 11,600 10,100 10,800 758,992 846,319 899,737 1.53 1.19 1.20
  New Hampshire 14,000 17,000 19,100 608,088 625,386 649,969 2.30 2.72 2.94
  New Jersey 118,900 118,500 121,200 3,803,748 3,976,900 4,012,218 3.13 2.98 3.02
  New Mexico 25,100 25,900 28,600 741,426 763,254 763,609 3.39 3.39 3.75
  New York 197,400 206,900 216,000 7,970,087 8,276,305 8,422,650 2.48 2.50 2.56
  North Carolina 75,000 84,500 93,800 3,473,478 3,702,936 3,746,412 2.16 2.28 2.50
  North Dakota 4,500 4,300 4,700 324,613 338,691 325,366 1.39 1.27 1.44
  Ohio 119,900 138,600 132,900 5,318,880 5,452,225 5,507,825 2.25 2.54 2.41
  Oklahoma 25,500 28,600 28,100 1,473,610 1,529,590 1,597,865 1.73 1.87 1.76
  Oregon 37,800 39,800 43,400 1,572,628 1,626,986 1,660,724 2.40 2.45 2.61
  Pennsylvania 137,700 141,800 143,300 5,494,532 5,666,669 5,713,423 2.51 2.50 2.51
  Rhode Island 15,600 13,500 14,200 453,512 475,819 483,532 3.44 2.84 2.94
  South Carolina 31,800 34,200 37,500 1,770,523 1,844,062 1,875,433 1.80 1.85 2.00
  South Dakota 5,400 5,400 7,000 375,303 374,362 388,072 1.44 1.44 1.80
  Tennessee 50,400 47,100 44,400 2,560,613 2,564,781 2,702,168 1.97 1.84 1.64
  Texas 229,600 232,300 254,800 9,011,013 9,309,966 9,746,879 2.55 2.50 2.61
  Utah 26,100 24,400 25,200 951,372 1,006,997 1,045,501 2.74 2.42 2.41
  Vermont 8,800 10,200 12,500 305,277 314,053 325,585 2.88 3.25 3.84
  Virginia 104,500 116,200 124,100 3,325,234 3,273,222 3,429,908 3.14 3.55 3.62
  Washington 75,800 97,900 101,500 2,630,924 2,839,863 2,929,243 2.88 3.45 3.47
  West Virginia 12,000 14,100 16,500 723,140 747,677 762,573 1.66 1.89 2.16
  Wisconsin 52,500 54,000 53,200 2,738,522 2,840,345 2,801,777 1.92 1.90 1.90
  Wyoming 6,400 5,700 4,800 243,152 238,520 249,323 2.63 2.39 1.93
Puerto Rico NA NA NA 1,074,411 1,131,925 1,148,959 NA NA NA
NA not available

NOTES: The state total for each year is the sum of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Scientists and engineers in an S&E occupation include people who are employed in S&E at the time of survey and are included in one of the following groups: (1) have ever received a bachelor�s degree or higher in an S&E field or (2) have a non-S&E bachelor�s or higher degree and were in an S&E occupation at the time of the 1993 Scientists and Engineers Statistical Data System (SESTAT) surveys. S&E occupations include mathematical, computer, life, physical, and social scientists; engineers; and postsecondary teachers in any of the S&E degree fields. Workforce represents the employed component of the civilian labor force and is reported as annual data, not seasonally adjusted. Because SESTAT survey sample design does not include geography, reliability of estimates for some states may be poor because of small sample size.

SOURCES: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, SESTAT; and U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics.


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