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

TOTAL PRIVATE-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
Nevada 58.6% 1 5.4% 1 4.3% 975.6
2
Arizona 42.8% 10 0.6% 4 1.8% 1,941.4
3
Florida 31.6% 7 1.8% 6 1.7% 6,359.7
4
Utah 31.0% 20 -2.0% 13 0.6% 893.6
5
Idaho 29.5% 9 0.7% 25 0.2% 461.9
6
Colorado 26.4% 48 -6.4% 47 -1.5% 1,804.4
7
Texas 24.5% 33 -3.1% 35 -0.5% 7,772.4
8
Montana 23.8% 4 3.1% 8 1.0% 315.0
9
Georgia 22.6% 40 -4.4% 34 -0.3% 3,259.4
10
Virginia 21.9% 21 -2.1% 18 0.4% 2,896.8
11
New Hampshire 21.5% 32 -3.1% 15 0.5% 533.2
12
Alaska 21.3% 3 4.1% 3 2.1% 207.1
13
Wyoming 21.3% 2 4.7% 2 2.6% 185.7
14
New Mexico 21.0% 5 2.1% 9 0.8% 585.8
15
California 20.2% 30 -3.0% 27 0.0% 12,124.9
16
South Dakota 18.7% 12 -0.3% 19 0.4% 304.2
17
Maryland 18.7% 13 -0.5% 12 0.6% 2,040.5
18
Delaware 18.4% 22 -2.4% 30 -0.2% 359.2
19
Nebraska 18.1% 17 -1.9% 37 -0.6% 747.1
20
Oregon 17.9% 38 -3.8% 24 0.2% 1,309.0
21
Maine 17.2% 14 -0.6% 16 0.5% 504.2
22
Minnesota 17.1% 18 -2.0% 21 0.2% 2,261.9
23
Washington 16.4% 43 -4.5% 11 0.6% 2,156.1
24
Kansas 16.2% 36 -3.7% 46 -1.5% 1,067.4
25
North Dakota 16.2% 8 1.0% 10 0.7% 258.0
26
Oklahoma 16.0% 46 -5.2% 48 -1.8% 1,158.4
27
Kentucky 14.8% 26 -2.7% 17 0.5% 1,491.7
28
Vermont 14.6% 24 -2.5% 33 -0.3% 250.0
29
South Carolina 14.4% 34 -3.6% 22 0.2% 1,483.7
30
New Jersey 14.4% 19 -2.0% 23 0.2% 3,394.0
31
Wisconsin 13.7% 27 -2.7% 26 0.0% 2,376.0
32
North Carolina 13.5% 45 -5.1% 43 -1.1% 3,159.9
33
Tennessee 13.4% 23 -2.5% 14 0.5% 2,290.8
34
Louisiana 13.4% 15 -1.8% 20 0.3% 1,536.0
35
Arkansas 13.1% 16 -1.8% 28 -0.1% 951.1
36
Rhode Island 12.6% 11 0.5% 7 1.0% 423.8
37
Iowa 11.9% 28 -2.9% 32 -0.3% 1,205.0
38
Massachusetts 10.8% 49 -6.4% 50 -1.8% 2,782.3
39
West Virginia 9.6% 25 -2.7% 44 -1.2% 585.4
40
Missouri 9.5% 29 -3.0% 38 -0.6% 2,261.2
41
New York 8.9% 41 -4.5% 36 -0.6% 7,022.9
42
Indiana 8.7% 35 -3.7% 31 -0.2% 2,492.2
43
Pennsylvania 8.6% 31 -3.1% 40 -0.7% 4,875.6
44
Alabama 8.5% 39 -4.2% 39 -0.7% 1,523.0
45
Michigan 8.0% 50 -7.0% 49 -1.8% 3,731.4
46
Ohio 7.6% 47 -5.6% 45 -1.3% 4,606.3
47
Illinois 7.6% 44 -4.7% 41 -0.8% 5,003.8
48
Hawaii 7.0% 6 2.1% 5 1.8% 458.9
49
Mississippi 6.8% 37 -3.8% 29 -0.2% 878.9
50
Connecticut 5.1% 42 -4.5% 42 -0.9% 1,410.8
U.S. total/average 16.5% -2.8% 0.0% 108,967.0
Bureau of Labor Statistics data for December 1993, 2000, and 2003, not seasonally adjusted