Special Report

Largest Industry in Each State

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South Dakota: Monetary Authorities- central bank, credit intermediation, and related services
> Industry GDP contribution: $4.5 billion (10.0% of total)
> Industry workforce: 16,363 (2.5% of total employment)
> 5 yr. Industry GDP change: -29.4%
> Avg. industry salary: $61,357

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Tennessee: Ambulatory health care services
> Industry GDP contribution: $16.8 billion (5.4% of total)
> Industry workforce: 152,061 (6.7% of total employment)
> 5 yr. Industry GDP change: +21.0%
> Avg. industry salary: $65,089

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Texas: Oil and gas extraction
> Industry GDP contribution: $197.5 billion (12.2% of total)
> Industry workforce: 75,435 (0.5% of total employment)
> 5 yr. Industry GDP change: +60.3%
> Avg. industry salary: $191,717

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Utah: Monetary Authorities- central bank, credit intermediation, and related services
> Industry GDP contribution: $6.8 billion (4.5% of total)
> Industry workforce: 39,226 (2.3% of total employment)
> 5 yr. Industry GDP change: -13.8%
> Avg. industry salary: $66,837

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Vermont: Ambulatory health care services
> Industry GDP contribution: $1.5 billion (5.0% of total)
> Industry workforce: 17,520 (4.7% of total employment)
> 5 yr. Industry GDP change: +16.8%
> Avg. industry salary: $57,371

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