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Table 10
Percent of Non-Farm Jobs In FIRE Sector, 1998
Rank State Amt.   Rank State Amt.
1 Delaware 12.1% 27 Georgia 5.2%
2 NEW YORK 8.9% 28 Utah 5.2%
3 Connecticut 8.1% 29 New Hampshire 5.2%
4 Illinois 6.9% 30 Virginia 5.2%
5 Massachusetts 6.8% 31 Idaho 5.1%
6 Hawaii 6.6% 32 North Dakota 5.0%
7 Nebraska 6.5% 33 Oklahoma 4.9%
8 Arizona 6.5% 34 Indiana 4.9%
9 Colorado 6.4% 35 North Carolina 4.7%
10 New Jersey 6.4% 36 Alaska 4.7%
11 South Dakota 6.4% 37 Alabama 4.6%
12 Florida 6.3% 38 Nevada 4.6%
13 Oregon 6.1% 39 Kansas 4.6%
14 Rhode Island 6.1% 40 Montana 4.6%
15 Minnesota 6.0% 41 Louisiana 4.5%
16 Missouri 5.9% 42 Michigan 4.5%
17 Pennsylvania 5.8% 43 New Mexico 4.4%
18 Maryland 5.8% 44 South Carolina 4.4%
19 California 5.7% 45 Vermont 4.2%
20 Iowa 5.6% 46 West Virginia 4.0%
21 Tennessee 5.4% 47 Arkansas 3.9%
22 Maine 5.4% 48 Wyoming 3.7%
23 Texas 5.4% 49 Mississippi 3.7%
24 Wisconsin 5.3% 50 Kentucky 4.0%
25 Ohio 5.3% U.S. average 5.8%
26 Washington 5.2% N.Y.S. % above U.S. 53.4%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
New York is home to high concentrations of the best-paying jobs in the FIRE
sector, in securities brokerages and insurance carriers.

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