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For Release — Monday, February 19, 2001

INSTITUTE'S JUST THE FACTS REPORTS
KEY ECONOMIC, SOCIAL STATISTICS FOR NEW YORK STATE

ALBANY—Nearly 49 percent of households in New York State have computers, slightly fewer than the national average. Energy consumption per person in the Empire State is lower than that in any other state except Hawaii. New York ranks second among the states, behind Massachusetts, in the number of science and engineering graduate students compared to total population.

Those are among the statistics in the 2001 edition of Just The Facts: Key Economic and Social Indicators for New York State, released today by The Public Policy Institute. The Institute is the research affiliate of The Business Council of New York State, Inc.

Just The Facts: 2001 Edition includes 48 tables comparing New York to all the other states, as well as tables that show New York's job growth and other selected indicators compared to the other 9 largest states. Examples include:

Just The Facts: 2001 Edition is available on the Internet at http://www.ppinys.org/reports/jtf/contents.htm.