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Just the Facts 1999-2000

Table 36
Workers Compensation Comparative Costs, 1998
Rank State Amt.   Rank State Amt.
1 Oklahoma 1.71 27 South Dakota 0.90
2 Louisiana 1.71 28 New Jersey 0.89
3 Rhode Island 1.62 29 Minnesota 0.85
4 Texas 1.47 30 Arkansas 0.84
5 Florida 1.35 31 Alaska 0.84
6 New Hampshire 1.34 32 Kansas 0.83
7 Alabama 1.30 33 Wisconsin 0.81
8 Delaware 1.25 34 South Carolina 0.74
9 Hawaii 1.24 35 Idaho 0.73
10 NEW YORK 1.20 36 Iowa 0.70
11 Montana 1.19 37 Arizona 0.66
12 Michigan 1.18 38 Oregon 0.66
13 Massachusetts 1.18 39 Nebraska 0.65
14 Tennessee 1.16 40 Maryland 0.62
15 Colorado 1.14 41 North Carolina 0.61
16 Missouri 1.10 42 Indiana 0.53
17 Georgia 1.07 43 Virginia 0.50
18 Connecticut 1.05 44 Utah 0.47
19 California 1.05 45 Nevada NA
20 Kentucky 1.04 46 North Dakota NA
21 Pennsylvania 1.01 47 Ohio NA
22 Maine 1.00 48 West Virginia NA
23 New Mexico 0.96 49 Washington NA
24 Illinois 0.96 50 Wyoming NA
25 Vermont 0.94 U.S. Average 1.00
26 Mississippi 0.91 N.Y.S. % above avg. 20.0%
Source: Actuarial Solutions Inc.
New York's competitive standing has improved; in 1994,
the state's costs were second-highest, 62% above average.

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