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.
• 1.8 million services jobs were created in the United States between 2012 and 2013.
• In 49 out of 50 states, services jobs provide 70 percent or more of overall employment.
• Nevada (83 percent), New York (82 percent), Florida (82 percent), New Jersey (81 percent), and Massachusetts (81 percent) have the highest percentages of services employment.
• Services jobs contribute to 60 percent or more of overall employment in 434 out of 435 congressional districts.
• Education, healthcare, and social services are the country’s top employers (over 20 percent of jobs in 49 out of 50 states). Professional, scientific, management, and retail services are among the next largest employers in the United States.
• In Indiana and Wisconsin, the states with the highest percentage of manufacturing jobs (both 18 percent), services jobs are more than triple the number of manufacturing job.
• Wyoming and North Dakota have the highest percentage of agricultural employment (13 percent and 9 percent respectively). Services jobs are more than 5 times greater than the number of agricultural jobs in Wyoming, and more than 7 times greater than agricultural jobs in North Dakota.
The report was compiled using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The findings are based on 2013 figures, the latest year for which data is available. The congressional-level analysis corresponds to the districts for that year (113th 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