Public Policy Institute of New York State, Inc.

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

HEALTHCARE AND SOCIAL ASSISTANCE 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
Alaska 77.5% 1 29.0% 1 6.4%
31.6
2
Nevada 74.0% 5 16.8% 5 4.6%
72.9
3
Idaho 66.9% 6 14.9% 8 3.5%
56.9
4
New Mexico 61.1% 2 21.4% 3 5.2%
88.6
5
Utah 54.2% 4 16.9% 14 2.7%
94.2
6
South Carolina 53.3% 10 12.7% 7 3.8%
147.8
7
North Carolina 51.5% 9 12.9% 17 2.5%
371.9
8
Arizona 46.9% 8 13.7% 6 4.0%
216.3
9
Texas 43.2% 11 12.2% 11 3.1%
1,002.8
10
Maine 41.2% 32 7.7% 33 1.6%
89.5
11
Vermont 40.8% 3 17.0% 4 4.9%
40.7
12
Wyoming 39.9% 7 14.2% 2 5.5%
19.3
13
Colorado 39.2% 14 10.3% 12 2.9%
192.5
14
Nebraska 38.1% 15 10.1% 23 1.9%
96.7
15
Georgia 36.3% 17 9.7% 9 3.4%
330.3
16
Minnesota 35.5% 12 11.2% 28 1.7%
319.8
17
New Hampshire 35.4% 18 9.3% 15 2.5%
72.7
18
South Dakota 34.9% 34 7.2% 32 1.6%
50.3
19
New Jersey 33.4% 28 7.9% 16 2.5%
462.0
20
Wisconsin 33.3% 27 7.9% 21 2.0%
324.3
21
Mississippi 33.1% 33 7.3% 38 1.1%
101.7
22
Oregon 32.0% 24 8.1% 46 -0.2%
163.7
23
Montana 31.8% 19 8.8% 29 1.6%
49.7
24
Kansas 31.3% 46 4.4% 48 -1.1%
143.2
25
Delaware 31.0% 29 7.9% 24 1.9%
43.9
26
Virginia 31.0% 20 8.6% 35 1.5%
300.6
27
Arkansas 29.5% 13 11.1% 13 2.8%
130.0
28
Washington 29.0% 30 7.9% 26 1.7%
273.3
29
Oklahoma 29.0% 43 5.1% 49 -1.3%
157.6
30
Maryland 28.8% 23 8.4% 31 1.6%
281.5
31
Florida 27.7% 36 7.2% 20 2.1%
785.0
32
Tennessee 27.2% 16 10.0% 18 2.2%
273.2
33
Hawaii 25.7% 35 7.2% 10 3.3%
53.3
34
Alabama 24.9% 26 8.0% 43 0.4%
169.8
35
West Virginia 24.8% 40 6.2% 47 -0.5%
99.1
36
California 24.8% 21 8.6% 36 1.3%
1,291.1
37
Rhode Island 23.2% 31 7.8% 25 1.8%
71.6
38
Missouri 22.7% 38 6.7% 22 2.0%
303.7
39
New York 22.4% 39 6.4% 34 1.5%
1,182.1
40
Louisiana 21.9% 22 8.5% 19 2.1%
209.8
41
Ohio 21.1% 25 8.1% 27 1.7%
648.3
42
Indiana 20.9% 37 7.2% 37 1.1%
303.5
43
Connecticut 19.7% 44 4.9% 42 0.5%
217.3
44
Pennsylvania 19.4% 41 6.2% 30 1.6%
777.5
45
Illinois 18.9% 45 4.5% 44 0.3%
607.2
46
Iowa 18.3% 48 3.6% 40 0.6%
158.5
47
Michigan 15.6% 47 4.3% 45 -0.2%
472.7
48
North Dakota 15.0% 49 2.8% 39 0.7%
44.4
49
Massachusetts 13.5% 42 5.1% 41 0.5%
429.1
Kentucky
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
US total/average
30.8%
8.8%
2%
14,030.1
Bureau of Labor Statistics for December 1993, 2000, and 2003, not seasonally adjusted