Table 8-31
Life and physical scientists as share of workforce, by state: 2004, 2006, and 2008
 
  Life and physical scientists   Employed workforce   Life and physical scientists in workforce (%)
State 2004 2006 2008   2004 2006 2008   2004 2006 2008
 
United States 546,160 577,890 621,020   139,213,523 144,581,912 153,999,337   0.39 0.40 0.40
Alabama 5,630 5,690 7,570   2,014,678 2,120,573 2,162,479   0.28 0.27 0.35
Alaska 3,090 3,010 3,720   312,922 323,531 357,136   0.99 0.93 1.04
Arizona 6,940 6,460 7,660   2,649,243 2,854,381 3,132,667   0.26 0.23 0.24
Arkansas 2,890 2,880 3,180   1,228,163 1,292,886 1,370,259   0.24 0.22 0.23
California 68,020 72,590 92,000   16,444,457 17,029,307 18,391,844   0.41 0.43 0.50
Colorado NA 14,130 15,040   2,384,562 2,537,037 2,730,447   NA 0.56 0.55
Connecticut 8,460 7,750 7,550   1,714,758 1,765,075 1,876,125   0.49 0.44 0.40
Delaware 3,100 2,940 3,420   408,022 424,506 442,902   0.76 0.69 0.77
District of Columbia 5,860 6,370 5,650   285,567 296,957 332,703   2.05 2.15 1.70
Florida 20,490 22,100 22,280   8,056,259 8,692,761 9,231,462   0.25 0.25 0.24
Georgia 13,090 9,820 9,610   4,257,465 4,522,025 4,847,650   0.31 0.22 0.20
Hawaii 2,400 3,390 3,570   597,147 628,277 654,261   0.40 0.54 0.55
Idaho 9,930 3,860 3,100   670,746 723,621 754,879   1.48 0.53 0.41
Illinois 19,390 22,650 20,370   6,012,320 6,315,715 6,697,335   0.32 0.36 0.30
Indiana NA 10,350 11,530   3,017,271 3,108,806 3,230,367   NA 0.33 0.36
Iowa NA 5,390 5,900   1,542,342 1,602,849 1,675,981   NA 0.34 0.35
Kansas 4,640 NA 6,010   1,378,713 1,400,169 1,496,943   0.34 NA 0.40
Kentucky 5,300 4,990 NA   1,859,902 1,922,163 2,042,915   0.28 0.26 NA
Louisiana 6,130 6,090 NA   1,926,594 1,910,348 2,078,935   0.32 0.32 NA
Maine 2,430 2,650 2,750   661,163 678,843 706,829   0.37 0.39 0.39
Maryland 18,150 19,930 22,630   2,766,653 2,892,620 2,997,709   0.66 0.69 0.75
Massachusetts 20,700 23,260 26,930   3,204,653 3,234,860 3,424,018   0.65 0.72 0.79
Michigan 10,340 12,940 NA   4,694,981 4,730,291 4,935,584   0.22 0.27 NA
Minnesota 11,700 13,450 13,990   2,781,744 2,822,297 2,932,961   0.42 0.48 0.48
Mississippi 4,540 4,490 4,890   1,234,167 1,218,664 1,314,444   0.37 0.37 0.37
Missouri 9,920 10,190 10,620   2,821,802 2,885,857 3,012,126   0.35 0.35 0.35
Montana 3,050 3,450 NA   456,624 478,162 506,159   0.67 0.72 NA
Nebraska 4,280 4,350 3,580   940,047 945,270 995,635   0.46 0.46 0.36
Nevada 3,210 3,460 3,400   1,134,550 1,240,868 1,373,462   0.28 0.28 0.25
New Hampshire 1,870 2,250 2,690   693,648 711,512 738,858   0.27 0.32 0.36
New Jersey 19,710 NA 25,170   4,177,841 4,309,021 4,496,727   0.47 NA 0.56
New Mexico 7,550 5,380 6,870   850,164 895,623 959,458   0.89 0.60 0.72
New York NA 31,280 28,460   8,810,155 9,072,733 9,679,617   NA 0.34 0.29
North Carolina 19,190 NA 21,860   4,028,598 4,250,619 4,543,754   0.48 NA 0.48
North Dakota 1,570 1,610 1,650   338,221 346,359 369,671   0.46 0.46 0.45
Ohio 15,020 17,320 19,040   5,507,404 5,609,056 5,971,874   0.27 0.31 0.32
Oklahoma NA 7,010 5,720   1,608,849 1,650,877 1,748,416   NA 0.42 0.33
Oregon 7,990 NA 9,170   1,722,058 1,796,165 1,957,953   0.46 NA 0.47
Pennsylvania 25,460 NA 28,610   5,889,957 6,009,858 6,394,884   0.43 NA 0.45
Rhode Island 2,790 2,120 2,080   531,121 547,618 567,597   0.53 0.39 0.37
South Carolina 5,190 5,680 5,220   1,900,122 1,988,378 2,152,965   0.27 0.29 0.24
South Dakota 1,770 1,900 2,350   409,263 417,100 444,890   0.43 0.46 0.53
Tennessee 7,380 7,680 7,920   2,733,793 2,835,530 3,041,276   0.27 0.27 0.26
Texas 47,540 50,040 46,710   10,456,224 10,921,673 11,701,585   0.45 0.46 0.40
Utah 5,820 6,330 6,520   1,169,163 1,272,801 1,383,743   0.50 0.50 0.47
Vermont 1,250 1,480 1,460   337,709 348,026 355,432   0.37 0.43 0.41
Virginia NA 15,370 14,810   3,704,593 3,878,988 4,124,766   NA 0.40 0.36
Washington NA 20,590 NA   3,008,352 3,160,350 3,476,766   NA 0.65 NA
West Virginia 2,850 3,230 2,890   744,034 767,134 806,152   0.38 0.42 0.36
Wisconsin 11,660 13,000 14,580   2,871,034 2,918,155 3,084,130   0.41 0.45 0.47
Wyoming 1,840 2,070 2,320   263,705 275,617 292,606   0.70 0.75 0.79
                       
Puerto Rico 4,840 5,470 5,380   1,226,251 1,260,703 1,366,307   0.39 0.43 0.39
 

NA = not available

NOTE: Workforce represents employed component of civilian labor force and reported as annual data not seasonally adjusted. All 2008 workforce data with the exception of Puerto Rico reflect revised population controls and model reestimation.

SOURCES: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates; and Local Area Unemployment Statistics.

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