Table 3-5
S&E employment by metropolitan area, by S&E percentage of total employment: 2003
 
Rank Metropolitan area Workforce (%) S&E employees (n)
United States 3.9 4,961,540
1 Boulder-Longmont, CO PMSA 13.1 20,110
2 Corvallis, OR MSA 12.7 4,470
3 San Jose, CA PMSA 12.0 102,700
4 Huntsville, AL MSA 11.6 20,580
5 Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV PMSA 9.4 253,410
6 Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC MSA 8.9 59,710
7 Rochester, MN MSA 8.7 8,590
8 Melbourne-Titusville-Palm Bay, FL MSA 8.5 16,080
9 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA PMSA 8.3 106,200
10 Lowell, MA-NH PMSA 7.9 9,680
11 Richland-Kennewick-Pasco, WA MSA 7.8 6,220
12 Austin-San Marcos, TX MSA 7.6 51,760
13 Charlottesville, VA MSA 7.5 6,280
14 Madison, WI MSA 7.5 20,950
15 Boston, MA-NH PMSA 7.2 136,530
16 Colorado Springs, CO MSA 7.1 16,380
17 Fort Collins-Loveland, CO MSA 6.8 8,060
18 Olympia, WA PMSA 6.8 5,840
19 San Francisco, CA PMSA 6.8 65,330
20 Middlesex-Somerset-Hunterdon, NJ PMSA 6.8 42,090
 

MSA = metropolitan statistical area; PMSA = primary metropolitan statistical area

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Survey (2003).

 
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