Net U.S. jobs displaced due to trade with China, by state, 2001–2012 (sorted alphabetically)

Rank (in order of
percent jobs displaced)
State Net jobs displaced Total state employment Jobs displaced as share
of state employment
22 Alabama 39,500 1,981,100 1.99%
49 Alaska 2,300 344,300 0.67%
15 Arizona 56,800 2,688,000 2.11%
27 Arkansas 22,800 1,235,800 1.84%
2 California 529,100 16,426,700 3.22%
12 Colorado 54,600 2,492,400 2.19%
24 Connecticut 33,000 1,742,500 1.89%
40 Delaware 5,100 420,400 1.21%
47 District of Columbia 2,500 310,600 0.80%
37 Florida 108,000 8,101,900 1.33%
17 Georgia 88,300 4,193,800 2.11%
45 Hawaii 5,600 629,500 0.89%
11 Idaho 15,200 684,900 2.22%
16 Illinois 124,900 5,926,900 2.11%
13 Indiana 62,800 2,934,500 2.14%
35 Iowa 22,900 1,538,800 1.49%
39 Kansas 18,000 1,389,000 1.30%
20 Kentucky 37,700 1,838,400 2.05%
46 Louisiana 16,800 1,973,900 0.85%
29 Maine 11,100 643,100 1.73%
36 Maryland 39,200 2,894,600 1.35%
5 Massachusetts 90,800 3,284,700 2.76%
28 Michigan 72,500 4,191,900 1.73%
4 Minnesota 76,300 2,728,900 2.80%
32 Mississippi 18,800 1,181,300 1.59%
34 Missouri 41,400 2,742,100 1.51%
48 Montana 3,300 480,000 0.69%
42 Nebraska 11,000 943,600 1.17%
41 Nevada 14,100 1,204,900 1.17%
3 New Hampshire 21,100 684,800 3.08%
18 New Jersey 86,700 4,152,500 2.09%
38 New Mexico 11,400 869,800 1.31%
26 New York 167,400 8,959,000 1.87%
6 North Carolina 112,200 4,195,800 2.67%
50 North Dakota 2,200 370,800 0.59%
25 Ohio 98,600 5,213,500 1.89%
31 Oklahoma 26,900 1,681,800 1.60%
1 Oregon 58,300 1,710,300 3.41%
23 Pennsylvania 114,000 5,853,300 1.95%
8 Rhode Island 12,200 511,200 2.39%
14 South Carolina 41,700 1,968,900 2.12%
44 South Dakota 4,500 415,600 1.08%
19 Tennessee 57,600 2,784,500 2.07%
7 Texas 283,800 11,455,100 2.48%
21 Utah 25,300 1,260,800 2.01%
9 Vermont 7,600 327,300 2.32%
33 Virginia 58,500 3,860,100 1.52%
30 Washington 52,100 3,118,000 1.67%
43 West Virginia 8,500 748,600 1.14%
10 Wisconsin 63,500 2,819,500 2.25%
51 Wyoming 1,500 290,000 0.52%
Total* 2,939,600 140,399,600 2.09%

*Subcategory and overall totals may vary slightly due to rounding.

Source: Author's analysis of U.S. Census Bureau (2013a), U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC 2013), Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS 2013b), and BLS Employment Projections program (BLS-EP 2011a and 2011b). For a more detailed explanation of data sources and computations, see the appendix

View the underlying data on epi.org.