Composition of U.S. workforce by region, 2017

Region Share of U.S. workforce
Great Lakes 26.7%
Manufacturing Southeast 13.1%
Other Southeast 12.9%
California 11.9%
Other Northeast 10.3%
Texas 8.4%
Other West 7.4%
Other Midwest 5.1%
Other Pacific 4.3%
Total 100%

Notes: Numbers may not sum to 100% due to rounding. 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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