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Economist Job Outlook

There are currently an estimated 21,500 Economists in the United States. The Economist job market is expected to grow by 5.7% between 2014 and 2024.

Economist Employability Rating

D Sokanu rates Economists with a D employability rating, meaning this career should provide weak employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 7,000 Economists. That number is based on 1,200 additional Economists, and the retirement of 5,800 existing Economists.

Supply of Economists

The Economist industry is concentrated in District of Columbia, California, and Virginia.

Economist Job Market by State

State name Employed Economists
District of Columbia 7,300
California 2,030
Virginia 1,080
Texas 1,030
Massachusetts 980
New York 620
Pennsylvania 510
Illinois 400
Georgia 390
Maryland 370
Minnesota 360
Washington 330
Wisconsin 280
Michigan 270
Missouri 250
Colorado 230
Oregon 230
Florida 200
North Carolina 190
Connecticut 170
Arizona 130
Ohio 120
Montana 110
New Jersey 110
South Carolina 100
Vermont 90
Puerto Rico 90
Louisiana 80
Kentucky 80
Oklahoma 70
Arkansas 70
New Mexico 70
Tennessee 70
West Virginia 70
Nevada 70
Utah 60
Wyoming 50
Hawaii 40
Alaska 40
Kansas 40
New Hampshire 40
Delaware 30

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