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Table 4
Change in Manufacturing Employment, 1998
Rank State Amt.   Rank State Amt.
1 Iowa 2.9% 27 Michigan -0.3%
2 Montana 2.4% 28 Wisconsin -0.4%
3 Vermont 2.3% 29 West Virginia -0.4%
4 Arizona 2.0% 30 Louisiana -0.5%
5 Kansas 1.5% 31 Ohio -0.8%
6 Delaware 1.5% 32 Illinois -0.9%
7 Alaska 1.2% 33 Connecticut -1.0%
8 South Dakota 1.2% 34 Pennsylvania -1.0%
9 Georgia 1.2% 35 Maryland -1.1%
10 Florida 0.9% 36 NEW YORK -1.2%
11 Indiana 0.9% 37 Washington -1.4%
12 Mississippi 0.7% 38 Colorado -1.5%
13 Nevada 0.7% 39 Alabama -1.7%
14 Idaho 0.7% 40 North Carolina -1.7%
15 Oklahoma 0.6% 41 Virginia -1.9%
16 Minnesota 0.5% 42 New Jersey -2.0%
17 North Dakota 0.4% 43 Tennessee -2.1%
18 California 0.3% 44 Hawaii -2.4%
19 South Carolina 0.2% 45 New Hampshire -2.5%
20 Texas 0.2% 46 Oregon -2.5%
21 Nebraska 0.1% 47 Rhode Island -2.5%
22 Kentucky 0.0% 48 Massachusetts -3.1%
23 Missouri 0.0% 49 Maine -3.5%
24 Wyoming 0.0% 50 New Mexico -5.0%
25 Arkansas -0.0%  
26 Utah -0.2% U.S. average -1.2%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, December 1997-December 1998
New York's manufacturing sector has improved relative to the nation's;
our growth ranked 41st among the states in 1997 and 48th for 1989-94.

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