US Bureau of Labor Statistics

Light, camera, action! Georgia leads job growth in film and video industries

September 12, 2022

Georgia led the nation in jobs gained in the film and video industries from 2011 to 2021, with an increase of 15,611. 11 other states added a combined 8,297 jobs during this period, including the Louisiana (1,685), Texas (1,651), Tennessee (1,455) and Utah (1,275).

























































Evolution of employment in the film and video industries, 2011-2021
State Job change

Alabama

-361

Alaska

Arizona

-572

Arkansas

-414

California

-1,962

Colorado

-750

Connecticut

697

Delaware

-9

District of Colombia

-285

Florida

743

Georgia

15,611

Hawaii

160

Idaho

-155

Illinois

-1,670

Indiana

-1,160

Iowa

-434

Kansas

-805

Kentucky

-444

Louisiana

1,685

Maine

-145

Maryland

-1,006

Massachusetts

-399

Michigan

-2,529

Minnesota

-1,739

Mississippi

67

Missouri

-1,273

Montana

-seven

Nebraska

-291

Nevada

112

New Hampshire

8

New Jersey

-1,015

New Mexico

444

New York

-145

North Carolina

-633

North Dakota

Ohio

-1,059

Oklahoma

-453

Oregon

-133

Pennsylvania

-1,236

Rhode Island

-103

Caroline from the south

-632

South Dakota

Tennessee

1,455

Texas

1,651

Utah

1,275

Vermont

-155

Virginia

-821

Washington

-655

West Virginia

Wisconsin

-1,229

Wyoming


Employment in the film and video industries declined from 2011 to 2021 in 33 states and the District of Columbia. The largest declines were recorded in Michigan (−2,529), California (−1,962), and Minnesota (−1,739). Nationally, employment in the film and video industry group edged down 0.4% over this period.

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These data come from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages. Employment data for the nation, states, counties and metropolitan areas are available through the QCEW Data Viewer tool. The motion picture and video industries comprise establishments primarily engaged in the production and distribution of motion pictures, videos, television programs, or advertisements; in the exhibition of cinematographic films; or in the provision of post-production and related services.

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