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

U.S. ECONOMIC FREEDOM INDEX

Rank State Score   Rank State Amount
1 Kansas 18.18 26 Tennessee 26.16
2 Colorado 18.81 27 Maryland 26.54
3 Virginia 18.86 28 Mississippi 26.54
4 Idaho 19.02 29 Oregon 26.86
5 Utah 19.35 30 Maine 26.93
6 Oklahoma 19.56 31 Washington 27.28
7 New Hampshire 20.19 32 West Virginia 27.73
8 Delaware 20.90 33 Alaska 27.82
9 Wyoming 21.24 34 Michigan 27.90
10 Missouri 21.82 35 Hawaii 27.95
11 Arizona 21.89 36 Vermont 28.04
12 Nevada 22.10 37 New Mexico 28.37
13 South Carolina 22.41 38 Wisconsin 28.75
14 Indiana 22.69 39 Kentucky 29.13
15 South Dakota 23.34 40 Louisiana 29.16
16 Iowa 23.43 41 Massachusetts 29.41
17 Texas 23.52 42 New Jersey 30.19
18 North Dakota 24.00 43 Ohio 30.91
19 Georgia 24.06 44 Minnesota 31.13
20 Nebraska 24.23 45 Pennsylvania 31.58
21 Montana 24.63 46 Illinois 32.77
22 Florida 25.12 47 Rhode Island 33.21
23 Arkansas 25.14 48 Connecticut 35.21
24 North Carolina 25.58 49 California 38.79
25 Alabama 25.87
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NEW YORK
39.50
The Pacific Research Institute's Economic Freedom Index measures the regulatory and fiscal obstacles imposed by each state on its residents. Variables measured for the study relate to fiscal burdens, regulatory practices, judicial systems, size of government, and welfare.
Source: Pacific Research Institute (www.pacificresearch.org)