Table 3-8
Workers in S&E and STEM occupations in largest metropolitan statistical areas: May 2010
 
Workers employed (n)   Percentage of workforce
Metropolitan statistical area All occupations S&E occupations STEM occupations   S&E occupations STEM occupations
 
U.S. total 127,097,160 5,549,980 7,427,350   4.4 5.8
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 8,101,890 S 443,200   S 5.5
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,840,740 298,180 360,580   10.5 12.7
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 5,191,880 237,430 308,090   4.6 5.9
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 2,413,780 190,260 244,740   7.9 10.1
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI 4,169,840 155,760 214,310   3.7 5.1
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,832,560 151,090 198,860   5.3 7.0
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 1,601,010 138,350 174,920   8.6 10.9
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 1,900,110 138,280 177,380   7.3 9.3
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,619,360 129,910 168,720   5.0 6.4
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 1,686,920 102,210 135,190   6.1 8.0
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 2,143,470 63,060 83,940   2.9 3.9
 

S = suppressed for reasons of confidentiality and/or reliability

STEM = science, technology, engineering, and mathematics

NOTES: Includes only metropolitan statistical areas with multiple metropolitan divisions. Differences among employment estimates may not be statistically significant. For additional information see appendix table 3-4.

SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Survey (May 2010).

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