Public Policy Institute of New York State, Inc.

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

INFORMATION-SECTOR 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
Delaware 65.9% 22 -11.0% 33 -3.9% 7
2
Utah 65.4% 33 -15.2% 6 -0.3% 31
3
Washington 63.2% 13 -8.5% 5 -0.1% 93
4
Arizona 55.9% 18 -10.6% 32 -3.9% 49
5
Colorado 51.2% 50 -25.4% 38 -5.0% 84
6
Kansas 50.2% 6 -5.8% 39 -5.3% 47
7
New Mexico 47.2% 12 -7.6% 41 -5.4% 16
8
Nevada 36.8% 41 -18.8% 42 -5.5% 16
9
Virginia 35.6% 42 -19.2% 10 -1.3% 101
10
Georgia 29.7% 29 -14.1% 8 -1.1% 128
11
Alaska 29.6% 9 -6.7% 11 -1.4% 7
12
Oklahoma 28.4% 37 -17.7% 48 -10.9% 30
13
Texas 28.2% 38 -17.7% 36 -4.8% 231
14
New Hampshire 27.2% 45 -19.9% 46 -7.1% 12
15
Florida 26.5% 24 -11.7% 16 -1.9% 173
16
North Carolina 24.5% 19 -10.8% 27 -3.5% 75.2
17
South Carolina 21.3% 28 -14.1% 40 -5.3% 26.8
18
Arkansas 20.1% 5 -5.6% 4 0.0% 20.3
19
North Dakota 20.0% 15 -9.3% 9 -1.3% 7.8
20
Montana 19.0% 7 -6.3% 31 -3.8% 7.5
21
South Dakota 19.0% 2 0.0% 3 0.0% 6.9
22
California 18.5% 48 -22.5% 23 -3.1% 464.7
23
Louisiana 18.4% 8 -6.5% 2 0.3% 29.0
24
Idaho 17.9% 4 -5.2% 7 -1.1% 9.2
25
Wyoming 16.7% 1 5.0% 1 2.4% 4.2
26
Oregon 15.5% 43 -19.3% 45 -6.9% 33.5
27
Pennsylvania 14.9% 27 -13.5% 21 -2.9% 122.0
28
Tennessee 14.3% 11 -7.3% 13 -1.5% 52.1
29
Iowa 13.5% 40 -18.4% 18 -2.6% 33.6
30
Mississippi 12.1% 35 -17.3% 43 -5.7% 14.8
31
Vermont 12.1% 10 -7.1% 14 -1.5% 6.5
32
Maine 12.0% 14 -8.9% 26 -3.4% 11.2
33
Kentucky 11.8% 17 -9.6% 15 -1.6% 30.3
34
Wisconsin 11.5% 21 -11.0% 30 -3.7% 49.5
35
Maryland 11.2% 46 -20.1% 20 -2.9% 49.6
36
Minnesota 10.5% 25 -11.9% 24 -3.3% 62.2
37
Rhode Island 6.9% 3 -2.7% 28 -3.6% 10.8
38
New York 5.1% 34 -16.6% 34 -4.2% 278.3
39
Massachusetts 5.0% 49 -23.2% 47 -7.5% 89.6
40
Michigan 2.6% 16 -9.3% 29 -3.6% 70.0
41
West Virginia 2.4% 30 -14.3% 44 -6.0% 12.6
42
Alabama 2.3% 32 -14.9% 37 -4.8% 31.5
43
Hawaii 2.0% 36 -17.4% 50 -14.5% 10.0
44
Missouri 0.8% 26 -13.3% 22 -3.0% 65.6
45
Ohio 0.0% 23 -11.2% 19 -2.8% 96.4
46
Illinois -1.4% 31 -14.4% 35 -4.3% 133.4
47
Nebraska -2.3% 44 -19.9% 49 -12.7% 21.4
48
Connecticut -3.2% 39 -18.1% 17 -2.5% 39.0
49
Indiana -3.3% 20 -10.8% 12 -1.4% 41.2
50
New Jersey -8.9% 47 -20.6% 25 -3.3% 102.1
U.S. total/average 18.2% -14.2% -3.4% 3,189.0
Bureau of Labor Statistics data for December 1993, 2000, and 2003, not seasonally adjusted