Geoscience and Science & Engineering Employment by State

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Monday, May 11, 2009

Science and engineering employment comprises 1 to 3 percent of total state employment. States with the highest science and engineering employment as a percentage of total state employment are the District of Columbia (5%), and Arkansas, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, New Mexico, Virginia, and Washington (with 3% for each state respectively).

On average, geoscience employment comprises 12 percent of science and engineering employment. States with the highest geoscience employment (as a percentage of total state science and engineering employment) are: Wyoming (41%), Alaska (32%), New York (28%), Montana (25%), South Dakota (24%) and Nevada (21%).