Healthcare employment by state

West Virginia has the highest healthcare employment as a percent of total employment among the 50 U.S. states, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The May 2018 data, as compiled by the Kaiser Family Foundation, provides employment estimates in each state. Healthcare employment included ambulatory healthcare services, hospitals and nursing and residential care facilities.

Healthcare employment as a percent of total employment in each state and Washington, D.C.:

Alabama: 12 percent

Alaska: 12 percent

Arizona: 11 percent

Arkansas: 12 percent

California: 10 percent

Colorado: 10 percent

Connecticut: 13 percent

Delaware: 13 percent

District of Columbia: 8 percent

Florida: 12 percent

Georgia: 10 percent

Hawaii: 9 percent

Idaho: 12 percent

Illinois: 11 percent

Indiana: 12 percent

Iowa: 12 percent

Kansas: 11 percent

Kentucky: 12 percent

Louisiana: 13 percent

Maine: 14 percent

Maryland: 12 percent

Massachusetts: 14 percent

Michigan: 13 percent

Minnesota: 13 percent

Mississippi: 12 percent

Missouri: 12 percent

Montana: 13 percent

Nebraska: 11 percent

Nevada: 8 percent

New Hampshire: 12 percent

New Jersey: 12 percent

New Mexico: 12 percent

New York: 13 percent

North Carolina: 12 percent

North Dakota: 12 percent

Ohio: 13 percent

Oklahoma: 11 percent

Oregon: 11 percent

Pennsylvania: 14 percent

Rhode Island: 14 percent

South Carolina: 11 percent

South Dakota: 13 percent

Tennessee: 12 percent

Texas: 11 percent

Utah: 10 percent

Vermont: 13 percent

Virginia: 10 percent

Washington: 10 percent

West Virginia: 15 percent

Wisconsin: 11 percent

Wyoming: 9 percent

 

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