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Table 1
Private-sector Job Growth, 1998
Rank State Amt.   Rank State Amt.
1 Florida 4.4% 27 Kentucky 2.2%
2 Arizona 4.2% 28 Vermont 2.2%
3 Nevada 4.1% 29 New Jersey 2.0%
4 South Carolina 3.8% 30 NEW YORK 2.0%
5 Georgia 3.6% 31 Illinois 2.0%
6 California 3.5% 32 Missouri 2.0%
7 Texas 3.4% 33 Indiana 1.9%
8 Alaska 3.2% 34 New Mexico 1.8%
9 Iowa 3.2% 35 Maryland 1.7%
10 Maine 3.2% 36 Tennessee 1.6%
11 North Carolina 3.2% 37 Connecticut 1.6%
12 Kansas 3.2% 38 Rhode Island 1.5%
13 Nebraska 3.0% 39 West Virginia 1.5%
14 Colorado 3.0% 40 Michigan 1.5%
15 Oklahoma 3.0% 41 Arkansas 1.4%
16 Delaware 2.8% 42 Massachusetts 1.3%
17 Utah 2.7% 43 Wisconsin 1.2%
18 Minnesota 2.6% 44 Pennsylvania 1.2%
19 Idaho 2.6% 45 Oregon 1.1%
20 Washington 2.6% 46 Ohio 0.9%
21 South Dakota 2.5% 47 Wyoming 0.9%
22 Alabama 2.5% 48 Mississippi 0.6%
23 New Hampshire 2.3% 49 North Dakota 0.2%
24 Louisiana 2.3% 50 Hawaii -1.3%
25 Montana 2.3% U.S. average 2.4%
26 Virginia 2.2% N.Y.S. % of U.S. 86.5%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, December 1997-December 1998
New York's job growth has improved as a proportion of
the nation's growth; see following pages for details.

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