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New Hampshire is 6th in Science and Engineering Employment

August 30, 2013

As a percentage of workers employed in the science and engineering fields, New Hampshire is 6th nationally at 4.8%. Massachusetts is 2nd nationally at 6.4%. A total of 240,000 people are employed in the science and engineering fields in NH/ MA.

The national average is 4.1%. The only area of the country with a higher percentage of science and engineering employment than the NH/ MA area is the DC/ Maryland / Virginia area. At 7%, MD is the state with the highest percentage of science and engineering employment. The states with the lowest percentages are Mississippi and Arkansas at 1.7% and 2%.

Nashua Telegraph article on the subject http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/business/1014435-464/n.h.-has-more-jobs-in-science-and.html
National Science Foundation Report on Science and Engineering employment http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/infbrief/nsf13330/nsf13330.pdf

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