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Just the Facts 1999-2000

The Ten Largest States: How Does New York Stack Up?

The economy

  1. Private-sector job growth, 1998
  2. Private-sector job growth, 1991-94
  3. Private-sector job growth, 1995-1998
  4. Change in manufacturing employment, 1998
  5. Change in FIRE-sector employment, 1998
  6. Population change, 1997-98
  7. Net migration among states, 1990-98
  8. Fortune 500 headquarters per million residents, 1998
  9. New business incorporations per business failure, 1996
  10. Percentage of nonfarm workers in the FIRE sector, 1998
  11. Assets of commercial banks, 1998
  12. Patents issued per 100,000 residents, 1996
  13. Median family income, 1996
  14. Residential building permits per 1,000 residents, 1997

Taxes and spending

  1. State and local taxes per capita, 1996
  2. State and local taxes per $1,000 income, 1996
  3. State-only taxes per capita, 1997
  4. Change in state-only taxes per capita, 1995-97
  5. State personal income taxes per capita, 1997
  6. State corporate income taxes per capita, 1997
  7. State and local taxes on gasoline, 1998
  8. Local taxes per capita, 1996
  9. Property taxes per capita, 1996
  10. State and local spending per capita, 1996
  11. State and local government jobs per 10,000 residents, 1997
  12. Average annual pay, state/local employees, 1997
  13. State and local debt per capita, 1996
  14. Federal taxes per capita, 1996
  15. State and local government spending on hospitals, 1996

The cost of creating jobs

  1. Relative cost of doing business, 1997
  2. Average industrial user cost for electricity, 1995-96
  3. Average commercial user cost for electricity, 1995-96
  4. Average natural gas cost for industrial users, 1995
  5. Utility sales taxes per capita, 1996
  6. Average duration of UI benefits, 1997
  7. Workers' compensation comparative costs, 1998
  8. "Tort tax" per capita, 1996
  9. 38. Average premium for personal auto insurance, 1996

Health, education, welfare

  1. Percent of persons without health insurance, 1997
  2. Increase in percentage of residents uninsured, 1987-97
  3. Medicaid spending per capita, 1997
  4. State & local welfare spending per capita, 1996
  5. Per-student spending in public schools, 1998
  6. Increase in state funding for K-12, 1998
  7. Pupil-teacher ratio in public schools, 1996
  8. Change in average teacher salary, 1987-96
  9. Average reading scores for 4th -graders, 1998
  10. 48. Education Week grade for school standards, 1998

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