Educational and health services employment most extensive in Northeast
August 16, 1999
In 1997, the Northeast region had the highest proportions of its private-sector workers in the educational services and the health services industries.
Of all private nonagricultural wage and salary workers in the Northeast, 3.6 percent were employed in educational services in 1997. The next highest figure—2.6 percent—was for the Midwest. In the South the proportion of workers in educational services was 2.2 percent and in the West it was slightly lower, at 2.0 percent.
The proportions of private workers in health services followed the same regional pattern. The largest share—11.8 percent—was found in the Northeast and the next highest in the Midwest—10.5 percent. Among workers in the South, 9.7 percent were in health services and in the West, the percentage was 8.5 percent.
These data on employment are a product of the Current Population Survey. Additional information is available from Geographic Profile of Employment and Unemployment, 1997 (PDF, 966K), (BLS Bulletin 2515).
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Educational and health services employment most extensive in Northeast on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/1999/aug/wk3/art01.htm (visited November 26, 2015).
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