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

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES 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 61.2% 3 11.5% 3 5.4% 60.3
2
Arizona 52.1% 22 4.3% 22 1.6% 161.1
3
South Dakota 49.5% 28 3.3% 39 0.4% 28.1
4
Utah 42.9% 9 8.3% 23 1.5% 65.6
5
Delaware 40.8% 1 14.0% 1 18.2% 44.9
6
Rhode Island 37.6% 16 5.3% 41 0.3% 33.7
7
North Carolina 35.1% 12 7.0% 27 1.1% 192.2
8
Georgia 33.8% 27 3.4% 28 1.1% 217.6
9
North Dakota 31.7% 6 9.4% 20 1.6% 18.7
10
South Carolina 30.9% 21 4.4% 18 1.7% 91.1
11
New Hampshire 30.3% 10 7.5% 21 1.6% 37.4
12
Maine 30.1% 37 1.2% 48 -1.1% 35
13
Montana 29.1% 5 9.7% 11 2.5% 20.4
14
Colorado 29.1% 25 3.9% 31 0.8% 155.4
15
Iowa 28.5% 11 7.4% 7 3.0% 97
16
Virginia 28.4% 26 3.4% 9 2.9% 189.7
17
Florida 28.1% 24 4.0% 24 1.5% 488.8
18
Idaho 28.0% 7 9.2% 6 3.8% 27.4
19
Texas 26.6% 32 2.0% 34 0.7% 587
20
Wyoming 26.5% 2 12.9% 2 6.1% 10.5
21
Washington 24.5% 8 8.5% 5 4.2% 154.9
22
Kentucky 24.2% 20 4.7% 19 1.6% 86.8
23
New Jersey 23.7% 19 4.8% 26 1.2% 279.6
24
Minnesota 23.7% 14 6.2% 13 1.9% 178.1
25
Oklahoma 21.2% 31 2.1% 14 1.8% 84
26
Wisconsin 20.8% 15 6.1% 8 3.0% 160.1
27
Nebraska 20.5% 34 1.7% 47 -0.8% 61.6
28
Tennessee 19.5% 39 0.8% 30 0.9% 140.3
29
Kansas 19.2% 13 6.3% 17 1.7% 70.8
30
Ohio 18.5% 33 1.8% 32 0.7% 313.3
31
Oregon 18.2% 23 4.2% 16 1.8% 98.8
32
Alabama 17.7% 46 -2.6% 43 0.0% 97.2
33
Arkansas 17.6% 30 2.6% 15 1.8% 50.7
34
Louisiana 16.3% 40 0.1% 45 -0.2% 100.7
35
West Virginia 15.6% 45 -1.6% 50 -2.2% 31.1
36
Massachusetts 14.0% 49 -4.5% 49 -1.9% 222
37
Maryland 13.5% 17 5.1% 12 2.0% 156.9
38
California 13.3% 4 11.1% 10 2.6% 896.8
39
Mississippi 12.8% 36 1.3% 25 1.3% 46.6
40
New Mexico 12.5% 38 0.9% 29 0.9% 34.1
41
Michigan 12.5% 29 3.2% 36 0.6% 217.7
42
Missouri 12.5% 35 1.5% 35 0.6% 163
43
Alaska 11.5% 18 5.1% 4 5.1% 14.5
44
Illinois 5.1% 43 -0.6% 40 0.3% 405
45
Pennsylvania 5.0% 44 -0.7% 37 0.5% 338.2
46
Vermont 4.8% 41 0.0% 42 0.0% 13.2
47
Indiana 4.5% 47 -2.7% 44 -0.1% 140.7
48
Connecticut 3.2% 42 -0.3% 38 0.4% 143.7
49
New York -4.1% 50 -6.9% 46 -0.2% 701.7
50
Hawaii -11.7% 48 -4.0% 33 0.7% 28.6
U.S. total/average 17% 3.1% 0.9% 7975
Bureau of Labor Statistics data for December 1993, 2000, and 2003, not seasonally adjusted