NJ Stats: Hi-Tech Workers by State for July 2015

Professional, Scientific and Techicial Services

Rank State Population in Thousands
1
California 1276.4
2
Texas 713.1
3
New York 654.5
4
Florida 509.9
5
Illinois 397.3
6
Virginia 390.6
7
Pennsylvania 339.2
8
Massachusetts 296.4
9
New Jersey 285.9
10
Michigan 282.7
11
Georgia 265.5
12
Ohio 255.7
13
Maryland 246.5
14
North Carolina 216.8
15
Colorado 201.4
16
Washington 190.9
17
Minnesota 142.1
18
Arizona 134.3
19
Missouri 132.6
20
Tennessee 124.1
21
Indiana 110.9
22
Wisconsin 107.0
23
New Mexico 100.7*
24
Connecticut 95.8
25
Alabama 95.2
26
Louisiana 93.9
27
Oregon 90.3
28
Utah 88.2
29
South Carolina 87.7
30
Kentucky 74.6
31
Kansas 68.4
32
Oklahoma 68.2
33
Rhode Island 65.1*
34
Nevada 51.4
35
Iowa 50.6
36
Nebraska 44.8
37
Arkansas 40.3
38
Idaho 34.8
39
New Hampshire 33.0
40
South Dakota 30.6*
41
Mississippi 30.3
42
Delaware 29.0
44
Maine 25.6
44
West Virginia 25.6
45
Hawaii 23.5
46
Montana 20.7
47
North Dakota 18.7
48
Vermont 14.1
49
Alaska 13.7
50
Wyoming 10.0


50 State Average:
174,000 hi-tech workers

New Jersey is 64.3% higher than the average

* States use “Professional and Business Services” data only

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics. “State and Area of Employment, Hours and Earnings (Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services).” Preliminary data for July 2015. Accessed September 2015. http://www.bls.gov/data/