Table 8-35
Engineers as a percentage of the workforce, by state: 2004, 2007, and 2010
 
  Engineers   Employed workforce   Engineers in workforce (%)
State 2004 2007 2010   2004 2007 2010   2004 2007 2010
 
United States 1,487,810 1,588,350 1,554,780   138,762,591 145,156,139 138,893,366   1.07 1.09 1.12
Alabama 23,050 27,860 27,480   2,007,153 2,108,873 1,925,064   1.15 1.32 1.43
Alaska 3,410 3,820 5,600   314,753 329,431 332,403   1.08 1.16 1.68
Arizona 36,630 35,490 NA   2,650,277 2,903,992 2,859,967   1.38 1.22 NA
Arkansas 6,760 7,670 6,630   1,221,553 1,293,947 1,246,647   0.55 0.59 0.53
California 227,310 241,970 222,580   16,354,779 16,970,228 15,916,288   1.39 1.43 1.40
Colorado 34,390 38,580 37,590   2,392,952 2,598,433 2,447,712   1.44 1.48 1.54
Connecticut 25,960 24,310 23,210   1,703,865 1,761,588 1,724,024   1.52 1.38 1.35
Delaware 3,950 4,830 5,270   408,266 425,289 389,583   0.97 1.14 1.35
District of Columbia 9,760 7,840 9,140   288,397 310,652 300,663   3.38 2.52 3.04
Florida 61,830 70,400 63,170   7,998,202 8,704,110 8,159,147   0.77 0.81 0.77
Georgia 30,620 33,080 36,040   4,249,007 4,561,967 4,213,719   0.72 0.73 0.86
Hawaii 4,770 5,020 5,150   598,175 617,891 587,407   0.80 0.81 0.88
Idaho 8,830 8,360 7,490   666,080 731,362 687,321   1.33 1.14 1.09
Illinois 58,180 56,380 58,000   5,968,561 6,323,515 5,964,868   0.97 0.89 0.97
Indiana 31,160 28,110 30,150   2,997,800 3,081,177 2,822,693   1.04 0.91 1.07
Iowa 9,820 10,410 11,210   1,534,991 1,601,547 1,568,012   0.64 0.65 0.71
Kansas 19,080 16,910 14,680   1,381,343 1,415,942 1,396,558   1.38 1.19 1.05
Kentucky 13,230 13,520 13,530   1,854,703 1,915,131 1,865,961   0.71 0.71 0.73
Louisiana 15,130 15,170 NA   1,928,464 1,941,642 1,926,492   0.78 0.78 NA
Maine 4,510 4,000 4,620   653,847 666,305 641,978   0.69 0.60 0.72
Maryland 36,910 38,730 39,750   2,761,583 2,909,290 2,758,219   1.34 1.33 1.44
Massachusetts 51,450 52,820 49,510   3,203,810 3,280,932 3,197,210   1.61 1.61 1.55
Michigan 91,000 101,730 81,730   4,686,953 4,680,780 4,192,819   1.94 2.17 1.95
Minnesota 28,990 28,790 28,280   2,752,403 2,775,587 2,746,492   1.05 1.04 1.03
Mississippi 8,320 9,790 NA   1,232,139 1,210,732 1,176,340   0.68 0.81 NA
Missouri 22,700 25,880 22,910   2,815,878 2,899,695 2,725,527   0.81 0.89 0.84
Montana 2,600 3,200 3,810   456,385 485,132 461,337   0.57 0.66 0.83
Nebraska 5,690 5,840 5,940   938,105 953,057 931,414   0.61 0.61 0.64
Nevada 7,380 8,100 7,840   1,128,223 1,247,491 1,149,537   0.65 0.65 0.68
New Hampshire 8,120 8,140 8,000   687,855 715,310 698,859   1.18 1.14 1.14
New Jersey 38,540 39,960 37,870   4,144,223 4,265,294 4,076,713   0.93 0.94 0.93
New Mexico 10,550 11,290 12,830   849,970 901,704 873,112   1.24 1.25 1.47
New York 65,710 69,400 65,420   8,816,013 9,112,899 8,806,778   0.75 0.76 0.74
North Carolina 31,030 32,500 32,620   4,031,081 4,321,339 4,036,343   0.77 0.75 0.81
North Dakota 2,100 2,500 2,950   339,541 353,214 355,615   0.62 0.71 0.83
Ohio 60,790 57,720 56,790   5,502,533 5,626,086 5,303,019   1.10 1.03 1.07
Oklahoma 13,830 13,690 15,350   1,605,641 1,665,819 1,630,925   0.86 0.82 0.94
Oregon 19,260 18,870 18,320   1,714,447 1,822,010 1,769,599   1.12 1.04 1.04
Pennsylvania 56,950 61,720 63,940   5,859,561 6,054,254 5,791,061   0.97 1.02 1.10
Rhode Island 5,470 5,240 5,230   526,046 545,252 509,073   1.04 0.96 1.03
South Carolina 21,560 22,210 22,570   1,888,050 2,000,185 1,922,815   1.14 1.11 1.17
South Dakota 2,040 NA 2,380   411,708 428,850 422,562   0.50 NA 0.56
Tennessee 22,000 21,940 25,260   2,746,241 2,874,173 2,759,243   0.80 0.76 0.92
Texas 119,360 130,990 140,560   10,385,318 10,925,311 11,141,903   1.15 1.20 1.26
Utah 12,050 13,810 14,430   1,179,142 1,319,933 1,262,083   1.02 1.05 1.14
Vermont 3,730 3,670 3,700   334,188 341,588 338,295   1.12 1.07 1.09
Virginia 49,810 52,570 53,270   3,715,272 3,926,052 3,896,167   1.34 1.34 1.37
Washington 36,690 NA 54,830   2,999,526 3,235,735 3,192,117   1.22 NA 1.72
West Virginia 4,920 5,340 4,960   746,854 780,869 711,068   0.66 0.68 0.70
Wisconsin 29,170 31,010 28,820   2,868,376 2,951,001 2,807,301   1.02 1.05 1.03
Wyoming 2,300 2,840 3,140   262,358 283,543 273,313   0.88 1.00 1.15
                       
Puerto Rico 7,370 NA 7,460   1,226,251 1,241,426 1,088,762   0.60 NA 0.69
 

NA = not available

NOTES: Workforce represents employed component of civilian labor force and reported as annual data not seasonally adjusted. National totals for engineers in the United States provided by Occupational Employment Statistics and includes states with suppressed data.

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

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