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Just the Facts - Key Economic and Social Indicators for New York State

Construction Employment Growth, 1997-2007

10-year
rank
State
10-year growth
3-year
rank
3-year
growth
1-year
rank
1-year
growth
Total 2007
employment (000s)
1 Montana  77.6% 4 30.5% 3 7.6% 32.5
2 Wyoming  66.5% 2 37.0% 1 10.0% 26.3
3 Idaho  62.5% 3 31.6% 18 1.0% 52.5
4 Arizona  61.1% 10 17.1% 42 -6.6% 224.4
5 Utah  61.1% 1 43.3% 2 9.6% 104.2
6 California  60.5% 28 4.9% 39 -4.4% 892.3
7 Nevada  57.0% 14 13.2% 41 -6.3% 133.9
8 Rhode Island 51.4% 26 5.2% 34 -3.1% 22.1
9 Washington  51.2% 5 26.4% 4 6.5% 207.6
10 Florida  49.3% 20 10.1% 44 -8.3% 598.1
11 Colorado  38.8% 19 10.5% 24 -0.4% 167.2
12 Oklahoma  37.6% 13 13.5% 16 1.4% 71.3
13 Texas  37.1% 8 17.9% 5 6.0% 642.1
14 New Mexico 37.0% 9 17.1% 23 -0.3% 58.9
15 Massachusetts  36.3% 39 -0.8% 33 -2.7% 137.3
16 New Hampshire 35.1% 42 -4.4% 38 -4.4% 28.1
17 Maine  32.2% 37 0.0% 28 -1.6% 30.8
18 NEW YORK 32.0% 23 8.8% 6 3.9% 350.5
19 Alaska  31.3% 38 -0.6% 36 -3.3% 17.6
20 Vermont  30.2% 35 0.6% 37 -3.4% 16.8
21 New Jersey 30.2% 31 3.4% 30 -2.0% 171.5
22 Minnesota  28.5% 43 -6.0% 40 -5.5% 120.5
23 Virginia  27.9% 29 4.3% 35 -3.2% 240.8
24 Georgia  27.9% 18 10.9% 17 1.2% 221.5
25 North Dakota 27.3% 17 11.0% 8 3.2% 19.1
26 Oregon  26.2% 6 25.6% 9 3.0% 103.9
27 South Carolina 25.6% 16 11.5% 13 2.3% 127.6
28 North Carolina 24.9% 11 16.8% 7 3.7% 254.9
29 Pennsylvania  23.0% 27 5.1% 20 0.7% 262.9
30 Connecticut  22.8% 30 4.3% 14 2.1% 68.5
31 Missouri  22.1% 24 7.7% 22 0.0% 147.7
32 Iowa  20.6% 25 5.7% 32 -2.6% 72.5
33 Arkansas  17.5% 22 9.5% 25 -1.1% 56.3
34 Alabama  15.3% 21 9.7% 11 2.7% 112.8
35 Illinois  15.1% 36 0.3% 27 -1.6% 271
36 Mississippi  15.0% 7 18.5% 19 0.9% 58.2
37 Louisiana  14.1% 12 15.3% 10 2.8% 134.2
38 Wisconsin  12.6% 40 -0.9% 26 -1.5% 125.6
39 West Virginia 10.9% 15 11.8% 29 -1.8% 38.7
40 Kansas  10.0% 32 3.2% 15 1.6% 65.1
41 Indiana  7.2% 33 2.1% 21 0.3% 151
42 Kentucky  4.3% 34 2.0% 12 2.5% 85.2
43 Ohio  0.2% 41 -4.1% 31 -2.1% 224.9
44 Michigan  -7.8% 44 -13.2% 43 -6.6% 166.2
Delaware
Hawaii
Maryland
Nebraska
South Dakota
Tennesee
U.S. total/average* 31.1% 9.9% 0.01%
Source: Public Policy Institute analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data (not seasonally adjusted)
*Calculated by the PPI