Table 3-6
S&E employment by metropolitan area, by total number of workers employed in S&E occupations: 2003
 
Rank Metropolitan area Workforce (%) S&E employees (n)
United States 3.9 4,961,540
1 Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV PMSA 9.4 253,410
2 Chicago, IL PMSA 4.2 164,650
3 Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA PMSA 3.9 156,340
4 Boston, MA-NH PMSA 7.2 136,530
5 New York, NY PMSA 3.2 126,730
6 Atlanta, GA MSA 5.3 111,610
7 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA PMSA 8.3 106,200
8 San Jose, CA PMSA 12.0 102,700
9 Detroit, MI PMSA 5.2 102,500
10 Houston, TX PMSA 4.9 100,030
11 Dallas, TX PMSA 5.3 99,780
12 Philadelphia, PA-NJ PMSA 4.2 97,410
13 Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI MSA 5.4 90,390
14 Orange County, CA PMSA 5.0 71,640
15 Denver, CO PMSA 6.2 69,370
16 Phoenix-Mesa, AZ MSA 4.2 67,020
17 San Francisco, CA PMSA 6.8 65,330
18 San Diego, CA MSA 5.1 64,220
19 Baltimore, MD PMSA 5.1 63,000
20 Oakland, CA PMSA 6.1 60,750
 

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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