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Just the Facts 1999-2000

Table 25
State & Local Government Jobs Per 10,000 Residents, 1997
Rank State Amt.   Rank State Amt.
1 Wyoming 801 27 Virginia 532
2 Alaska 746 28 Oregon 529
3 New Mexico 644 29 Utah 528
4 Mississippi 635 30 Kentucky 528
5 Nebraska 634 31 Indiana 524
6 Kansas 626 32 New Jersey 523
7 NEW YORK 612 33 Washington 522
8 Louisiana 608 34 Vermont 514
9 Oklahoma 607 35 Tennessee 514
10 Alabama 593 36 Wisconsin 512
11 Iowa 591 37 West Virginia 508
12 South Carolina 585 38 Connecticut 502
13 Georgia 582 39 Ohio 501
14 Montana 579 40 Illinois 501
15 Texas 574 41 Rhode Island 499
16 North Dakota 571 42 Florida 498
17 Idaho 568 43 Arizona 498
18 North Carolina 560 44 Massachusetts 497
19 Minnesota 555 45 Maryland 494
20 Delaware 554 46 Michigan 481
21 Hawaii 554 47 New Hampshire 477
22 Arkansas 552 48 California 475
23 Colorado 546 49 Nevada 474
24 South Dakota 540 50 Pennsylvania 430
25 Missouri 537 U.S. average 531
26 Maine 535 N.Y.S. % above avg. 15.2%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau data; calculations by The Public Policy Institute
New York's public-sector employment is significantly above the level
of most other states in hospitals, police, corrections and welfare.

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