U.S. metropolitan areas with most employment in the service industry 2016

Top 20 metropolitan areas with the highest share of employment in the service industry in the United States in 2016

by Erin Duffin, last edited Jun 26, 2019
U.S. metropolitan areas with most employment in the service industry 2016 This statistic shows the top 20 metropolitan areas with the highest share of employment in the service industry in the United States in 2016. Percentage employed in service sector is shown as a percent of total nonfarm employment. In 2016, Washington-Arlington-Alexandria in Washington D.C. was ranked first with about 20.5 percent of total nonfarm employees was working in professional, scientific or technical services.
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Top 20 metropolitan areas with the highest share of employment in the service industry in the United States in 2016

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Percent employed in service industry
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 20.5%
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 13.5%
Austin-Round Rock, TX 12.6%
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 11.8%
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 11.8%
Raleigh, NC 10.9%
Albuquerque, NM 10.8%
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 10.1%
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH 10.1%
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 10%
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 9.2%
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 9.2%
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 8.9%
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 8.7%
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 8.7%
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 8.7%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 8.6%
Kansas City, MO-KS 8.5%
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 8.5%
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 8.2%
Percent employed in service industry
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 20.5%
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 13.5%
Austin-Round Rock, TX 12.6%
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 11.8%
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 11.8%
Raleigh, NC 10.9%
Albuquerque, NM 10.8%
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 10.1%
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH 10.1%
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 10%
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 9.2%
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 9.2%
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 8.9%
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 8.7%
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 8.7%
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 8.7%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 8.6%
Kansas City, MO-KS 8.5%
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 8.5%
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 8.2%
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by Erin Duffin, last edited Jun 26, 2019
This statistic shows the top 20 metropolitan areas with the highest share of employment in the service industry in the United States in 2016. Percentage employed in service sector is shown as a percent of total nonfarm employment. In 2016, Washington-Arlington-Alexandria in Washington D.C. was ranked first with about 20.5 percent of total nonfarm employees was working in professional, scientific or technical services.
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