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Table 3
Private-sector Job Growth, 1995-98
Rank State Amt.   Rank State Amt.
1 Nevada 25.1% 27 New Jersey 8.2%
2 Arizona 21.7% 28 South Dakota 8.2%
3 Utah 18.8% 29 Maine 7.9%
4 Colorado 16.8% 30 Illinois 7.8%
5 Florida 16.5% 31 Wisconsin 7.8%
6 Texas 14.9% 32 Maryland 7.6%
7 Georgia 14.8% 33 Arkansas 7.6%
8 Washington 13.9% 34 New Mexico 7.4%
9 Oregon 13.9% 35 Alaska 7.3%
10 South Carolina 13.8% 36 Vermont 7.3%
11 Kansas 13.6% 37 Connecticut 7.2%
12 Oklahoma 13.0% 38 Alabama 7.2%
13 Delaware 13.0% 39 West Virginia 6.9%
14 California 12.7% 40 Ohio 6.8%
15 Virginia 12.5% 41 Tennessee 6.7%
16 Idaho 12.3% 42 Wyoming 6.5%
17 Nebraska 11.5% 43 Missouri 6.5%
18 North Carolina 10.8% 44 NEW YORK 6.2%
19 Minnesota 10.2% 45 North Dakota 5.8%
20 Massachusetts 9.8% 46 Indiana 5.7%
21 Montana 9.6% 47 Pennsylvania 5.1%
22 Kentucky 9.2% 48 Mississippi 5.1%
23 Michigan 9.1% 49 Rhode Island 4.4%
24 Iowa 9.1% 50 Hawaii -3.9%
25 Louisiana 8.8% U.S. average 10.7%
26 New Hampshire 8.6% N.Y.S. % of U.S. 57.9%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
If New York had matched the nation's growth over the period,
the state would now have an additional 290,000 jobs.

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