Public Policy Institute of New York State, Inc.

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

ADJUSTED (TAX-PAYING) PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT

10-year rank


State

10-year change

3-Year Rank

3-year change

1-year
rank

1-year change

Jobs, 2003
(in 000s)

1
Nevada
57.5%
1 4.6% 37 -1.0% 902.7
2
Arizona
42.3%
9 -0.9% 5 1.3% 1,725.1
3
Florida
32.1%
5 1.1% 31 -0.5% 5,574.7
4
Utah
28.7%
23 -3.9% 36 -1.0% 799.4
5
Idaho
25.5%
11 -1.0% 4 1.6% 405.0
6
Colorado
25.1%
48 -8.1% 25 -0.2% 1,611.9
7
Montana
22.4%
3 2.1% 39 -1.0% 265.3
8
Texas
22.2%
34 -5.1% 12 0.3% 6,769.6
9
Georgia
21.2%
40 -5.7% 2 1.6% 2,929.1
10
Virginia
20.9%
16 -3.3% 42 -1.2% 2,596.2
11
California
19.7%
26 -4.2% 32 -0.5% 10,833.8
12
New Hampshire
19.6%
31 -4.9% 1 4.3% 460.5
13
Wyoming
19.5%
2 3.7% 27 -0.3% 166.4
14
Maryland
17.3%
13 -1.8% 16 0.2% 1,759.0
15
Delaware
16.8%
21 -3.7% 40 -1.2% 315.3
16
North Dakota
16.5%
7 0.6% 44 -1.5% 213.6
17
Oregon
16.1%
37 -5.3% 47 -1.9% 1,145.3
18
South Dakota
16.0%
12 -1.7% 24 -0.2% 253.9
19
New Mexico
15.9%
8 -0.7% 23 -0.2% 497.2
20
Nebraska
15.6%
19 -3.4% 6 0.8% 650.4
21
Washington
14.8%
43 -6.1% 14 0.3% 1,882.8
22
Alaska
14.8%
6 0.6% 34 -0.8% 175.5
23
Minnesota
14.5%
22 -3.8% 49 -2.1% 1,942.1
24
Oklahoma
14.2%
45 -6.6% 46 -1.8% 1,000.8
25
Kansas
14.2%
32 -4.9% 29 -0.4% 924.2
26
Maine
13.1%
14 -2.2% 21 0.0% 414.7
27
Louisiana
12.2%
17 -3.3% 10 0.5% 1,326.2
28
New Jersey
11.8%
18 -3.4% 17 0.2% 2,932.0
29
Tennessee
11.8%
25 -3.9% 18 0.2% 2,017.6
30
South Carolina
11.3%
35 -5.1% 7 0.8% 1,335.9
31
Wisconsin
11.1%
27 -4.2% 43 -1.3% 2,051.7
32
Iowa
10.9%
24 -3.9% 30 -0.4% 1,046.5
33
Arkansas
10.9%
20 -3.6% 3 1.6% 821.1
34
Rhode Island
10.7%
10 -0.9% 41 -1.2% 352.2
35
Vermont
10.6%
39 -5.6% 13 0.3% 209.3
36
Massachusetts
10.4%
49 -8.3% 11 0.4% 2,353.2
37
North Carolina
9.8%
46 -7.0% 38 -1.0% 2,788.0
38
Missouri
7.7%
28 -4.3% 28 -0.3% 1,957.5
39
Indiana
7.2%
33 -5.1% 35 -0.9% 2,188.7
40
West Virginia
6.9%
29 -4.3% 9 0.5% 486.3
41
Michigan
6.9%
50 -8.4% 50 -2.3% 3,258.7
42
Alabama
6.8%
38 -5.5% 20 0.0% 1,353.2
43
Pennsylvania
6.7%
30 -4.7% 15 0.2% 4,098.1
44
New York
6.6%
44 -6.4% 19 0.1% 5,840.8
45
Illinois
6.2%
41 -5.9% 26 -0.3% 4,396.6
46
Ohio
5.7%
47 -7.6% 8 0.7% 3,958.0
47
Hawaii
5.0%
4 1.5% 33 -0.7% 405.6
48
Mississippi
4.1%
36 -5.1% 22 0.0% 777.2
49
Connecticut
2.8%
42 -6.0% 48 -2.0% 1,193.5
50*
Kentucky
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
U.S. total/average
14.6%
-4.3%
-0.3%
94,937
Bureau of Labor Statistics for December 1993, 2000, and 2003, not seasonally adjusted