In August 2014, among all states, Washington had the highest share of statewide total nonfarm employment in the information industry (3.6 percent). Information includes publishing industries, both traditional and exclusively on the Internet; the motion picture and sound recording industries; broadcasting industries, including traditional broadcasting and those broadcasting exclusively over the Internet; telecommunications industries; Web search portals, data processing, and information services industries.
Following Washington as the state with the highest share of total nonfarm employment in information were California (3.1 percent), New York (2.9 percent), Colorado (2.8 percent), and Massachusetts (2.7 percent). Arkansas (1.1 percent), Mississippi (1.1 percent), and Nevada (1.1 percent) had the smallest share.
These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Metro Area) program. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see "Regional and State Employment and Unemployment — August 2014" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-14-1715.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Washington had highest share of employment in the information industry, August 2014 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2014/ted_20140923.htm (visited December 11, 2023).