Jobs coming and going

  • 5.3 million
    Number of people employed by U.S. subsidiaries of foreign companies in 2003
  • 134,000
    Approximate number of U.S. jobs outsourced in 2003

Top foreign employers in U.S.

Country Number of U.S. Employees
United Kingdom 995,800
Germany 673,800
Japan 599,000
Netherlands 502,700
France 451,800
Switzerland 431,100
Canada 394,100
Sweden 220,900
Italy 89,400
Australia 58,800

States with the most workers employed by foreign companies

Gained foreign jobs since 2000

  • Maryland: +54%
  • Florida: +31%
  • Wisconsin: +21%
  • Massachusetts: +20%
  • Missouri: +18%
  • Connecticut: +17%
  • New York: +17%
  • California: +15%
  • Illinois: +14%
  • New Jersey: +11%
  • Texas: +10%
  • Virginia: +10%
  • South Carolina: +9%
  • Georgia: +6%
  • Pennsylvania: +6%

Lost foreign jobs since 2000

  • Tennessee: -1%
  • Michigan: -2%
  • North Carolina: -2%
  • Indiana: -4%
  • Ohio: -7%