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

Information-Sector 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 Washington 41.9% 2 10.5% 1 4.4% 102.7
2 Idaho 36.3% 1 12.4% 6 2.8% 10.9
3 New Mexico 19.7% 8 6.0% 28 0.0% 15.8
4 Alaska 19.0% 16 0.0% 44 -1.4% 6.9
5 Utah 17.4% 6 6.6% 39 -0.9% 32.4
6 North Carolina 15.6% 4 7.9% 33 -0.5% 72.7
7 Nevada 12.9% 7 6.1% 4 3.3% 15.7
8 South Dakota 12.5% 5 7.5% 2 4.3% 7.2
9 Kansas 11.7% 28 -1.9% 7 2.5% 41
10 South Carolina 11.6% 9 3.7% 16 1.1% 27.8
11 Wyoming 11.1% 44 -7.0% 46 -2.4% 4
12 Florida 9.4% 19 -0.9% 31 -0.2% 161.4
13 Delaware 7.8% 34 -2.8% 5 3.0% 6.9
14 Wisconsin 7.7% 15 0.4% 11 1.6% 50.1
15 Montana 7.0% 32 -2.6% 43 -1.3% 7.6
16 Oregon 6.8% 3 9.4% 3 3.4% 36.1
17 Maine 6.6% 13 0.9% 20 0.9% 11.3
18 New Hampshire 6.0% 31 -2.4% 45 -1.6% 12.3
19 Arkansas 5.9% 29 -2.0% 18 1.0% 19.8
20 Kentucky 4.2% 10 3.4% 9 2.0% 30.1
21 North Dakota 4.1% 24 -1.3% 15 1.3% 7.6
22 Arizona 3.6% 49 -9.0% 48 -3.2% 42.7
23 Colorado 3.4% 42 -6.2% 17 1.1% 76.2
24 Louisiana 3.4% 50 -9.2% 8 2.2% 27.6
25 California 2.2% 30 -2.0% 14 1.5% 472.8
26 Maryland 1.2% 11 1.8% 22 0.8% 50.9
27 Tennessee 0.0% 14 0.4% 25 0.2% 49.7
28 Rhode Island -0.9% 33 -2.8% 50 -4.5% 10.5
29 Iowa -2.6% 18 -0.6% 13 1.5% 33.5
30 Texas -2.7% 27 -1.9% 32 -0.4% 220.9
31 Hawaii -3.6% 20 -0.9% 28 0.0% 10.7
32 Oklahoma -3.7% 45 -7.1% 49 -3.4% 28.8
33 Virginia -4.1% 46 -7.7% 41 -1.0% 90.7
34 Georgia -4.2% 21 -1.1% 21 0.9% 114.5
35 NEW YORK -4.6% 25 -1.3% 34 -0.6% 265.2
36 Vermont -4.8% 43 -6.3% 28 0.0% 6
37 Minnesota -6.6% 35 -3.3% 26 0.2% 58.1
38 Alabama -6.9% 37 -4.1% 35 -0.7% 28.3
39 Massachusetts -7.1% 12 1.1% 10 1.7% 88.4
40 Indiana -8.6% 26 -1.5% 19 1.0% 40.3
41 Michigan -8.6% 39 -4.4% 36 -0.8% 65.6
42 Pennsylvania -9.8% 40 -4.5% 40 -0.9% 107.2
43 West Virginia -11.6% 38 -4.2% 38 -0.9% 11.4
44 Mississippi -13.1% 48 -8.9% 47 -2.9% 13.3
45 Missouri -13.2% 22 -1.2% 23 0.6% 63.4
46 Connecticut -13.5% 23 -1.3% 12 1.6% 38.5
47 Ohio -13.7% 41 -4.9% 37 -0.8% 87.7
48 Illinois -19.1% 36 -3.6% 27 0.1% 116.4
49 New Jersey -20.1% 17 -0.1% 24 0.5% 97.9
50 Nebraska -22.8% 47 -8.5% 42 -1.0% 19.3
U.S. total/average* 1.7% -1.0% 0.3%
Source: Public Policy Institute analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data (not seasonally adjusted)
*Calculated by the PPI