America depends on services for economic growth and jobs.
Services generate more than 75 percent of employment in the United States and account for more than 70 percent of national economic output. All sectors of the economy depend on services to be successful, including manufacturing and agriculture. Services employment demonstrates the robust nature of the services sector in the United States and its vital role in the economy. The latest report by the Coalition of Services Industries reveals that services jobs continue to dominate the American economy.
• In the United States, services jobs provide 76.5 percent of overall employment
• In 49 out of 50 states, services jobs provide 70 percent or more of overall employment
• Nationally, Services job employment is over 7 times greater than manufacturing job employment
• Nevada (83.8 percent), New York (82.5 percent), Florida (82.3 percent), New Jersey (81.1 percent),and Massachusetts (80.0 percent) have the highest percentages of services employment
• In Wyoming, the state with the lowest amount of services employment, services job employment is still over 5 times greater than agriculture employment and over 9 times greater than construction employment
• Education, healthcare, and social services are the country’s top employers with over 20 percent of jobs in 49 states
• Alaska has the highest percentage of government employment (11.9 percent). Still, private services employment is almost 6 times greater than government employment
• Services jobs contribute to 65 percent or more of overall employment in 431 of the 435 congressional districts
The report was compiled using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The findings are based on 2014 figures, the latest year for which data is available. The congressional-level analysis corresponds to the districts for that year (114th Congress).
The Coalition of Services Industries is the leading association devoted exclusively to promoting the international objectives of the U.S. services sector. We produce tangible, commercially meaningful results by achieving international rules, market access commitments, and regulatory systems that ensure fair competition for all services industries. Our members include companies, industry associations, and professional associations that provide services domestically and globally, including accounting and finance, computer-related services, express delivery and logistics, insurance, media and entertainment, retail and wholesale, technology, and telecommunications, and other services sectors.
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*Statistics courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau