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State 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Trend
AK 3.5 3.7 3.1 3.4 1.5 1.5 2.6 1.8 1.7 1.7 3.50,3.70,3.10,3.40,1.50,1.50,2.60,1.80,1.70,1.70
AL 7.0 6.5 5.1 5.4 4.3 4.1 4.4 6.5 5.0 5.7 7.00,6.50,5.10,5.40,4.30,4.10,4.40,6.50,5.00,5.70
AR 7.1 6.0 5.1 5.6 4.0 3.7 3.1 4.9 4.6 6.0 7.10,6.00,5.10,5.60,4.00,3.70,3.10,4.90,4.60,6.00
AZ 17.2 17.0 15.1 17.4 15.3 15.5 15.2 19.2 17.9 18.9 17.20,17.00,15.10,17.40,15.30,15.50,15.20,19.20,17.90,18.90
CA 29.1 28.1 25.1 30.5 26.0 24.2 26.0 36.0 35.2 39.1 29.10,28.10,25.10,30.50,26.00,24.20,26.00,36.00,35.20,39.10
CO 16.7 16.6 14.7 15.8 12.6 11.0 11.6 14.9 14.5 16.4 16.70,16.60,14.70,15.80,12.60,11.00,11.60,14.90,14.50,16.40
CT 20.5 19.0 18.1 20.8 17.2 16.9 17.9 25.0 25.3 26.9 20.50,19.00,18.10,20.80,17.20,16.90,17.90,25.00,25.30,26.90
DC 0.9 1.3 0.9 1.0 1.0 1.1 0.9 1.4 1.5 2.1 0.90,1.30,0.90,1.00,1.00,1.10,0.90,1.40,1.50,2.10
DE 19.9 19.0 17.7 16.6 14.9 14.6 14.0 17.5 18.6 19.0 19.90,19.00,17.70,16.60,14.90,14.60,14.00,17.50,18.60,19.00
FL 11.6 10.7 9.5 10.6 9.7 8.2 8.9 12.4 12.8 14.8 11.60,10.70,9.50,10.60,9.70,8.20,8.90,12.40,12.80,14.80
GA 9.2 9.4 8.8 10.9 9.6 9.1 NA 13.1 13.1 14.3 9.20,9.40,8.80,10.90,9.60,9.10,13.10,13.10,14.30
HI 4.7 4.6 2.9 4.4 3.4 4.1 3.7 6.2 5.0 5.2 4.70,4.60,2.90,4.40,3.40,4.10,3.70,6.20,5.00,5.20
IA 17.8 16.8 13.9 15.3 13.2 12.1 14.2 17.3 16.6 16.8 17.80,16.80,13.90,15.30,13.20,12.10,14.20,17.30,16.60,16.80
ID 81.4 80.0 64.0 NA 55.5 49.8 40.0 45.4 39.8 36.8 81.40,80.00,64.00,55.50,49.80,40.00,45.40,39.80,36.80
IL 15.6 14.4 12.4 14.8 12.9 12.2 13.1 18.3 18.6 19.7 15.60,14.40,12.40,14.80,12.90,12.20,13.10,18.30,18.60,19.70
IN 17.7 16.2 13.9 14.5 13.7 10.8 12.1 16.4 15.3 18.4 17.70,16.20,13.90,14.50,13.70,10.80,12.10,16.40,15.30,18.40
KS 8.2 8.6 7.4 10.1 8.5 7.8 7.7 12.6 13.7 19.7 8.20,8.60,7.40,10.10,8.50,7.80,7.70,12.60,13.70,19.70
KY 9.7 9.2 7.8 9.2 8.7 NA 7.2 11.0 9.4 10.5 9.70,9.20,7.80,9.20,8.70,7.20,11.00,9.40,10.50
LA 9.3 8.1 6.6 8.0 6.8 6.2 5.9 6.9 7.2 7.9 9.30,8.10,6.60,8.00,6.80,6.20,5.90,6.90,7.20,7.90
MA 21.2 19.7 16.1 20.2 17.1 16.2 17.0 23.7 23.5 25.0 21.20,19.70,16.10,20.20,17.10,16.20,17.00,23.70,23.50,25.00
MD 9.7 8.5 7.4 8.8 7.7 7.4 7.5 9.5 8.7 9.0 9.70,8.50,7.40,8.80,7.70,7.40,7.50,9.50,8.70,9.00
ME 10.0 8.8 9.7 8.9 6.9 6.6 6.6 12.1 10.5 11.8 10.00,8.80,9.70,8.90,6.90,6.60,6.60,12.10,10.50,11.80
MI 21.1 20.5 17.5 18.0 14.8 14.7 15.9 21.7 21.0 23.2 21.10,20.50,17.50,18.00,14.80,14.70,15.90,21.70,21.00,23.20
MN 25.2 23.1 20.1 23.5 19.7 18.9 19.6 28.8 29.6 29.6 25.20,23.10,20.10,23.50,19.70,18.90,19.60,28.80,29.60,29.60
MO 9.8 8.8 6.8 7.5 6.9 5.8 6.8 9.5 8.2 9.3 9.80,8.80,6.80,7.50,6.90,5.80,6.80,9.50,8.20,9.30
MS 7.3 5.9 4.9 4.8 5.6 3.7 4.8 6.1 6.3 5.9 7.30,5.90,4.90,4.80,5.60,3.70,4.80,6.10,6.30,5.90
MT 10.6 10.4 8.5 9.3 8.3 NA 5.1 7.2 6.4 7.7 10.60,10.40,8.50,9.30,8.30,5.10,7.20,6.40,7.70
NC 14.1 13.3 12.0 14.2 12.2 12.0 12.7 17.0 16.1 17.7 14.10,13.30,12.00,14.20,12.20,12.00,12.70,17.00,16.10,17.70
ND 6.5 6.3 8.2 7.1 8.5 6.7 8.3 9.7 7.0 7.3 6.50,6.30,8.20,7.10,8.50,6.70,8.30,9.70,7.00,7.30
NE 6.0 6.0 5.8 5.7 6.5 6.0 6.1 6.9 6.2 8.4 6.00,6.00,5.80,5.70,6.50,6.00,6.10,6.90,6.20,8.40
NH 28.9 25.7 18.6 21.7 19.1 16.4 17.7 24.8 24.7 25.4 28.90,25.70,18.60,21.70,19.10,16.40,17.70,24.80,24.70,25.40
NJ 21.8 17.9 14.7 18.0 14.5 13.7 14.5 20.9 21.1 23.3 21.80,17.90,14.70,18.00,14.50,13.70,14.50,20.90,21.10,23.30
NM 11.6 11.0 8.1 11.2 8.6 8.1 8.2 12.0 11.0 11.8 11.60,11.00,8.10,11.20,8.60,8.10,8.20,12.00,11.00,11.80
NV 17.4 17.1 15.7 14.3 13.6 13.7 12.3 20.1 19.5 27.9 17.40,17.10,15.70,14.30,13.60,13.70,12.30,20.10,19.50,27.90
NY 22.9 21.4 16.3 18.3 15.5 15.0 16.6 NA 22.4 23.8 22.90,21.40,16.30,18.30,15.50,15.00,16.60,22.40,23.80
OH 18.0 16.0 12.8 14.2 11.5 10.8 11.3 16.5 15.3 NA 18.00,16.00,12.80,14.20,11.50,10.80,11.30,16.50,15.30
OK 11.6 NA 8.7 10.7 9.1 8.5 8.8 11.7 10.3 9.3 11.60,8.70,10.70,9.10,8.50,8.80,11.70,10.30,9.30
OR 27.2 27.6 26.1 31.9 27.6 25.4 25.6 NA NA 27.2 27.20,27.60,26.10,31.90,27.60,25.40,25.60,27.20
PA 17.1 14.7 11.2 13.2 11.4 10.6 NA NA NA NA 17.10,14.70,11.20,13.20,11.40,10.60
PR 1.4 0.9 1.2 1.0 1.2 0.6 0.6 1.2 1.3 1.6 1.40,0.90,1.20,1.00,1.20,0.60,0.60,1.20,1.30,1.60
RI 14.2 15.7 14.5 14.9 14.3 12.1 12.7 15.2 15.7 16.3 14.20,15.70,14.50,14.90,14.30,12.10,12.70,15.20,15.70,16.30
SC 11.7 10.3 9.1 10.8 7.6 6.8 8.0 9.2 10.8 13.5 11.70,10.30,9.10,10.80,7.60,6.80,8.00,9.20,10.80,13.50
SD 8.7 8.7 7.0 7.3 5.2 4.5 4.0 6.3 8.1 9.4 8.70,8.70,7.00,7.30,5.20,4.50,4.00,6.30,8.10,9.40
TN 12.5 10.5 8.8 10.0 8.7 8.1 9.4 12.9 12.5 11.6 12.50,10.50,8.80,10.00,8.70,8.10,9.40,12.90,12.50,11.60
TX 16.5 15.5 13.5 15.4 13.0 12.3 12.6 16.7 16.2 16.9 16.50,15.50,13.50,15.40,13.00,12.30,12.60,16.70,16.20,16.90
US 17.7 16.6 14.3 16.6 14.2 13.4 14.2 19.4 18.7 20.3 17.70,16.60,14.30,16.60,14.20,13.40,14.20,19.40,18.70,20.30
UT 14.0 15.9 12.3 13.8 12.4 12.2 14.9 20.0 20.8 21.3 14.00,15.90,12.30,13.80,12.40,12.20,14.90,20.00,20.80,21.30
VA 5.3 4.9 4.0 4.3 3.9 4.0 4.1 6.2 6.0 6.2 5.30,4.90,4.00,4.30,3.90,4.00,4.10,6.20,6.00,6.20
VT 37.6 34.0 28.7 34.2 37.0 35.4 35.4 50.7 38.5 37.8 37.60,34.00,28.70,34.20,37.00,35.40,35.40,50.70,38.50,37.80
WA 15.2 14.4 14.2 19.1 17.6 NA 21.9 28.2 24.2 NA 15.20,14.40,14.20,19.10,17.60,21.90,28.20,24.20
WI 19.1 17.4 15.9 17.4 14.2 13.3 14.5 18.3 17.4 17.3 19.10,17.40,15.90,17.40,14.20,13.30,14.50,18.30,17.40,17.30
WV 8.6 6.2 5.7 6.0 6.4 4.4 5.6 6.9 5.1 6.8 8.60,6.20,5.70,6.00,6.40,4.40,5.60,6.90,5.10,6.80
WY 11.6 7.7 7.2 6.3 6.7 4.0 6.6 9.9 7.7 13.8 11.60,7.70,7.20,6.30,6.70,4.00,6.60,9.90,7.70,13.80
NA = not available

NOTES: Origin of utility patent is determined by the residence of the first-named inventor. National totals for S&E occupations include states with suppressed data. Occupational Employment Statistics estimates for 2003 are based on November data; estimates for the remaining years are based on May data.

SOURCES: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Electronic Information Products Division/Patent Technology Monitoring Branch, Patent Counts by Country/State and Year, Utility Patents, 1 January 1963-31 December 2011; Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Survey (various years).
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