Walmart Nation: Mapping The Largest Employers In The U.S.

In an era where Amazon steals most of the headlines, it’s easy to forget about brick-and-mortar retailers like Walmart.

But, even though the market values the Bezos e-commerce juggernaut at about twice the sum of Walmart, the blue big-box store is very formidable in other ways. For example, revenue and earnings are two areas where Walmart still reigns supreme, and the stock just hit all-time highs yesterday on an earnings beat.

That’s not all, though. As today’s map shows, Walmart is dominant in one other notable way: the company is the biggest private employer in America in a whopping 22 states.


Using data from 24/7 Wall Street, we mapped out the largest employer (excluding public administrative bodies, such as state governments) in each state.

Here are the states where Walmart took the title:

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State Company # of employees Alabama Walmart 38,041 Arizona Walmart 33,910 Arkansas Walmart 53,310 Florida Walmart 108,321 Georgia Walmart 59,371 Illinois Walmart 54,698 Indiana Walmart 39,667 Kansas Walmart 20,938 Kentucky Walmart 30,181 Louisiana Walmart 36,992 Mississippi Walmart 24,898 Missouri Walmart 43,203 Montana Walmart 4,776 New Hampshire Walmart 8,284 Ohio Walmart 50,481 Oklahoma Walmart 34,014 South Carolina Walmart 32,267 Tennessee Walmart 41,487 Texas Walmart 171,531 Virginia Walmart 44,621

The company has 1.5 million employees in the U.S. – and about 950,000 of them are in the states above.


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Author: Travis Esquivel

Travis Esquivel is an engineer, passionate soccer player and full-time dad. He enjoys writing about innovation and technology from time to time.

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