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Table 2
Private-sector Job Growth, 1991-94
Rank State Amt.   Rank State Amt.
1 Utah 22.4% 27 Oklahoma 9.5%
2 Idaho 21.6% 28 Alaska 9.1%
3 Nevada 21.6% 29 West Virginia 8.9%
4 Colorado 19.6% 30 Washington 8.2%
5 Arizona 18.7% 31 Kansas 8.1%
6 Montana 18.0% 32 Missouri 8.1%
7 South Dakota 17.7% 33 New Hampshire 7.9%
8 New Mexico 17.5% 34 Michigan 7.5%
9 Mississippi 16.2% 35 Vermont 6.6%
10 Tennessee 14.5% 36 Ohio 6.6%
11 Arkansas 14.4% 37 Virginia 6.3%
12 North Dakota 14.2% 38 South Carolina 6.1%
13 Georgia 13.6% 39 Delaware 5.6%
14 Oregon 12.9% 40 Illinois 4.7%
15 Wisconsin 10.7% 41 Maine 4.6%
16 Nebraska 10.7% 42 Pennsylvania 2.1%
17 Wyoming 10.6% 43 Massachusetts 1.5%
18 Kentucky 10.6% 44 New Jersey 1.2%
19 Florida 10.6% 45 Maryland 0.6%
20 Indiana 10.5% 46 Hawaii -0.8%
21 Minnesota 10.4% 47 Rhode Island -1.6%
22 Texas 10.3% 48 California -2.2%
23 North Carolina 10.3% 49 NEW YORK -2.8%
24 Alabama 9.9% 50 Connecticut -3.3%
25 Louisiana 9.9%  
26 Iowa 9.5% U.S. average 6.6%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
New York lost 185,000 private-sector jobs from 1991 through 1994;
if we had matched the nation, we would have gained 440,000.

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