High-Tech Employment

High-tech employment as a share of total employment

What does this mean?

This indicator represents the extent to which a state’s workforce is employed in industries with high employment (as defined by at least twice the average proportion for all industries) in science, engineering, and technology (SET) occupations.

Why does this matter?

High-tech industries matter to the U.S. economy because they produce a large share of total output, and from a workforce standpoint, they employ a large numbers of skilled workers and provide higher wages for all types of workers. In addition, jobs created and derived from these industries have far reaching economic benefits to the places where they are located.

North Carolina Ranking
15 / 51

* Source: National Science Foundation

Region Comparison

High-Tech Employment

High-Tech Employment