Public Policy Institute of New York State, Inc.

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

GOVERNMENT EMPLOYMENT

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Jobs, 2003
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Nevada 52.2% 1 11.0% 6 1.8% 139.7
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Arizona 35.7% 7 7.0% 20 0.4% 407.5
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Utah 24.7% 9 6.0% 8 1.3% 201.0
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Idaho 23.8% 23 4.1% 22 0.4% 114.4
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New Mexico 23.4% 6 7.9% 2 2.6% 200.3
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North Carolina 22.3% 18 4.4% 4 2.2% 667.2
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Washington 21.3% 5 8.0% 15 0.7% 530.3
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New Hampshire 20.9% 3 9.0% 13 0.7% 94.4
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Colorado 19.7% 13 5.0% 38 -0.5% 362.7
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Vermont 19.3% 15 5.0% 1 2.8% 54.9
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Florida 18.8% 14 5.0% 9 1.2% 1,080.5
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Texas 18.7% 16 4.9% 32 -0.1% 1,669.4
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Arkansas 16.1% 22 4.1% 10 1.0% 202.4
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Delaware 15.6% 32 2.8% 17 0.7% 59.4
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North Dakota 15.4% 19 4.2% 24 0.4% 78.6
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Oregon 15.2% 45 0.1% 40 -1.1% 272.7
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Connecticut 15.1% 40 1.4% 45 -1.7% 250.1
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Montana 15.0% 4 8.2% 35 -0.2% 87.5
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California 14.8% 34 2.4% 50 -2.3% 2,416.7
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Mississippi 14.7% 20 4.2% 7 1.7% 247.0
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Georgia 14.0% 10 6.0% 12 0.9% 640.4
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Missouri 12.9% 44 0.8% 42 -1.2% 438.9
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Tennessee 12.4% 28 3.2% 34 -0.2% 418.6
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South Carolina 12.4% 24 3.6% 5 1.9% 340.0
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Minnesota 12.1% 47 0.1% 44 -1.7% 408.8
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Wisconsin 11.9% 39 1.4% 47 -1.9% 417.9
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South Dakota 11.3% 12 5.3% 23 0.4% 75.9
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Wyoming 11.2% 11 5.3% 26 0.3% 65.3
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New Jersey 10.9% 8 6.3% 3 2.4% 642.4
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Maryland 10.8% 31 2.8% 31 0.0% 472.5
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Alaska 10.4% 2 10.1% 30 0.0% 83.1
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Kentucky 9.9% 49 -0.1% 49 -2.1% 311.2
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Louisiana 9.8% 35 2.3% 16 0.7% 381.5
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Maine 9.6% 25 3.5% 25 0.4% 108.4
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Kansas 9.3% 41 1.3% 28 0.2% 256.9
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Illinois 9.3% 42 1.0% 41 -1.1% 865.4
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Iowa 9.2% 43 0.9% 21 0.4% 251.4
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Ohio 8.7% 37 1.7% 29 0.1% 817.9
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Rhode Island 8.4% 26 3.5% 14 0.7% 68.1
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Indiana 8.3% 17 4.7% 27 0.2% 436.2
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Oklahoma 8.1% 46 0.1% 51 -3.7% 295.9
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Virginia 6.8% 36 2.2% 11 1.0% 650.7
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Nebraska 6.6% 21 4.2% 18 0.5% 162.4
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Michigan 6.2% 50 -1.2% 48 -2.1% 697.5
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Massachusetts 6.0% 51 -3.1% 46 -1.9% 419.4
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Hawaii 5.6% 27 3.5% 36 -0.2% 122.2
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Alabama 5.5% 33 2.6% 19 0.5% 363.1
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West Virginia 5.3% 48 0.0% 43 -1.2% 143.1
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Pennsylvania 5.0% 30 2.9% 33 -0.2% 756.4
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New York 3.2% 38 1.6% 39 -0.9% 1,504.4
U.S. total/average 12.6% 3.5% -0.3% 21,895.0
Bureau of Labor Statistics data for December 1993, 2000, and 2003, not seasonally adjusted