Composition of U.S. workforce by sector and region, 2015–2017 average

Manufacturing  Private nonmanufacturing Public sector
Great Lakes 13.24% 74.47 12.29
Manufacturing Southeast 12.64 73.35 14.01
California 9.47 76.84 13.69
Texas 10.45 76.37 13.18
Other Northeast 8.00 76.76 15.24
Other Southeast 7.60 77.66 14.74
Other Midwest 11.68 74.64 13.68
Other Pacific 9.88 75.13 14.99
Other West 8.17 77.45 14.38

Notes: Calculations reflect pooled data for 2015 through 2017 to ensure sufficient sample sizes. See Table 3 for a list of the states in each region.

Region States
Great Lakes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin
Manufacturing Southeast Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
California California
Texas Texas
Other Northeast Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont
Other Southeast Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Virginia, West Virginia
Other Midwest Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska,  North Dakota, South Dakota
Other Pacific Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington
Other West Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming

Source: EPI analysis of Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation Group microdata

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