Chapter 8: State Indicators

Science and Technology in the Economy

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Table 8-38

Employment in high-technology establishments as share of total employment, by state: 1998, 2000, and 2002

 
  Employment in high-technology establishments All employment High-technology/ all employment (%)
State 1998 2000 2002 1998 2000 2002 1998 2000 2002
 
United States 9,649,938 10,086,689 9,381,708 108,116,064 114,064,976 112,400,654 8.93 8.84 8.35
Alabama 113,340 119,207 114,035 1,604,084 1,653,074 1,581,117 7.07 7.21 7.21
Alaska 6,518 7,772 9,987 196,135 204,887 213,600 3.32 3.79 4.68
Arizona 157,010 166,678 154,931 1,763,508 1,919,353 1,945,472 8.90 8.68 7.96
Arkansas 62,620 64,564 61,486 944,906 990,830 974,969 6.63 6.52 6.31
California 1,312,754 1,397,776 NA 12,026,963 12,884,692 12,856,426 10.92 10.85 NA
Colorado 166,494 190,282 179,894 1,757,604 1,913,302 1,912,152 9.47 9.95 9.41
Connecticut 160,575 166,788 158,919 1,493,929 1,546,250 1,555,595 10.75 10.79 10.22
Delaware 29,932 29,208 29,374 354,643 377,277 389,304 8.44 7.74 7.55
District of Columbia 32,038 36,111 38,375 402,070 414,983 418,755 7.97 8.70 9.16
Florida 316,257 339,093 348,552 5,756,348 6,217,386 6,366,964 5.49 5.45 5.47
Georgia 228,511 256,208 239,611 3,198,912 3,483,500 3,381,244 7.14 7.35 7.09
Hawaii 8,258 10,292 11,267 416,571 432,092 439,934 1.98 2.38 2.56
Idaho 41,044 43,356 41,418 423,615 450,788 453,552 9.69 9.62 9.13
Illinois 476,305 491,433 430,581 5,221,571 5,501,036 5,224,293 9.12 8.93 8.24
Indiana 291,151 302,599 258,783 2,540,730 2,650,774 2,517,180 11.46 11.42 10.28
Iowa 100,990 101,015 94,006 1,213,285 1,265,064 1,229,609 8.32 7.98 7.65
Kansas 117,366 116,476 108,809 1,081,925 1,128,732 1,098,894 10.85 10.32 9.90
Kentucky 116,730 126,237 115,466 1,442,873 1,513,722 1,462,517 8.09 8.34 7.90
Louisiana 94,915 89,305 84,639 1,577,069 1,592,357 1,583,308 6.02 5.61 5.35
Maine 22,534 26,310 25,145 456,715 491,780 486,766 4.93 5.35 5.17
Maryland 192,782 203,618 204,505 1,938,727 2,058,304 2,062,515 9.94 9.89 9.92
Massachusetts 357,070 388,928 349,205 2,924,872 3,087,044 3,023,126 12.21 12.60 11.55
Michigan 507,762 514,017 452,606 3,919,556 4,072,786 3,889,825 12.95 12.62 11.64
Minnesota 201,359 210,453 192,165 2,271,668 2,395,361 2,359,593 8.86 8.79 8.14
Mississippi 60,182 56,283 46,135 937,023 956,781 904,252 6.42 5.88 5.10
Missouri 201,038 178,522 175,851 2,310,043 2,398,979 2,354,230 8.70 7.44 7.47
Montana 10,312 12,256 13,395 277,144 296,220 300,636 3.72 4.14 4.46
Nebraska 57,718 59,228 53,739 720,252 751,076 749,098 8.01 7.89 7.17
Nevada 26,300 31,814 33,411 800,861 902,775 936,225 3.28 3.52 3.57
New Hampshire 58,282 53,475 58,635 518,526 546,400 550,725 11.24 9.79 10.65
New Jersey 299,146 322,935 304,723 3,368,359 3,548,429 3,596,919 8.88 9.10 8.47
New Mexico 43,681 43,137 34,228 540,182 549,352 554,156 8.09 7.85 6.18
New York 486,679 513,472 491,094 6,993,790 7,353,209 7,234,915 6.96 6.98 6.79
North Carolina 260,203 268,284 246,059 3,223,167 3,385,492 3,322,004 8.07 7.92 7.41
North Dakota 15,542 15,916 14,678 249,476 255,178 253,980 6.23 6.24 5.78
Ohio 479,462 484,110 406,756 4,806,025 5,001,980 4,743,151 9.98 9.68 8.58
Oklahoma 86,402 85,533 82,096 1,167,707 1,201,606 1,200,477 7.40 7.12 6.84
Oregon 108,322 108,254 103,806 1,310,750 1,355,442 1,329,235 8.26 7.99 7.81
Pennsylvania 375,364 394,786 353,631 4,906,117 5,087,237 5,046,442 7.65 7.76 7.01
Rhode Island 23,134 24,809 24,125 402,476 415,168 415,970 5.75 5.98 5.80
South Carolina 140,065 137,014 127,447 1,526,106 1,601,532 1,538,750 9.18 8.56 8.28
South Dakota 24,438 23,346 16,308 289,422 306,704 303,646 8.44 7.61 5.37
Tennessee 189,396 195,796 180,788 2,299,343 2,390,322 2,291,504 8.24 8.19 7.89
Texas 685,349 703,206 NA 7,570,292 8,026,438 7,993,559 9.05 8.76 NA
Utah 84,581 89,486 80,153 866,146 917,089 900,428 9.77 9.76 8.90
Vermont 20,766 22,761 25,317 239,034 253,541 258,058 8.69 8.98 9.81
Virginia 308,922 348,426 341,935 2,700,589 2,903,548 2,914,804 11.44 12.00 11.73
Washington 241,200 258,234 242,943 2,134,597 2,267,485 2,185,658 11.30 11.39 11.12
West Virginia 31,065 30,903 30,351 547,234 558,171 561,478 5.68 5.54 5.41
Wisconsin 211,695 220,093 188,024 2,319,343 2,414,834 2,355,816 9.13 9.11 7.98
Wyoming 6,379 6,884 8,082 163,781 174,614 177,828 3.89 3.94 4.54
 
Puerto Rico NA NA NA 687,707 727,449 691,110 NA NA NA
 

NA = not available

NOTE: U.S. total represents the reported value because 2002 data for California and Texas were suppressed.

SOURCES: U.S. Census Bureau, 1989–2002 Business Information Tracking Series, special tabulations; and County Business Patterns, various years.

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