Fun With Statistics
by Dave Senf
The share of total state employment accounted for by the Educational and Health Services supersector climbed in every state, while the Manufacturing share of employment slipped in all states between 2000 and 2018. Educational and Health Services in Minnesota jumped from 12.1 percent of employment in 2000 to 18.4 percent in 2018. The 6.3 percentage point gain was the second largest behind Delaware’s 6.4 point increase and outpaced the 4.3 percentage point increase nationally. Minnesota’s Manufacturing share of employment tailed off to 10.9 percent in 2018 from 14.8 percent in 2000. The 3.9 percentage point drop was the 22nd smallest among the states. Nationally the employment share of Manufacturing declined by 4.6 percentage points.