Chart of the Week: Who's the largest employer in your state?

Feb 05, 2019
Chart of the Week, Employment, Career

From Visual Capitalist comes a state-by-state analysis of the largest public and private employers. Can you guess which private sector employer dominates the grayed out section on this map? Click on the map to get the answer: 

Questions (after watching 2:55 video):

  • Who is the largest employer in your state? 
  • The largest employers by state are typically in what industries? Of those industries, which do you think have the highest paying jobs? 
  • Do you think the largest employers by state will be different in 10 years? Why or why not? 


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About the Author

Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.