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JUST THE FACTS, 1997-1998



Table 1
Private-Sector Job Growth, 1996
Rank State Amt. Rank State Amt.
1 Nevada 8.0% 27 New Jersey 1.8%
2 Arizona 5.4% 28 Minnesota 1.7%
3 Utah 5.0% 29 Maryland 1.7%
4 Washington 3.8% 30 Missouri 1.6%
5 Georgia 3.7% 31 Vermont 1.5%
6 Oregon 3.6% 32 Iowa 1.5%
7 Oklahoma 3.5% 33 Alabama 1.4%
8 North Carolina 3.4% 34 Connecticut 1.3%
9 North Dakota 3.3% 35 Ohio 1.3%
10 New Hampshire 3.2% 36 Michigan 1.3%
11 California 3.1% 37 Illinois 1.3%
12 Colorado 3.1% 38 New Mexico 1.3%
13 Florida 3.1% 39 Mississippi 1.2%
14 Kansas 2.9% 40 South Carolina 1.1%
15 Texas 2.8% 41 NEW YORK 1.1%
16 Virginia 2.8% 42 West Virginia 1.1%
17 Idaho 2.8% 43 Arkansas 1.1%
18 Louisiana 2.8% 44 Rhode Island 1.1%
19 Delaware 2.8% 45 Alaska 0.9%
20 Montana 2.4% 46 Maine 0.8%
21 Kentucky 2.3% 47 Indiana 0.8%
22 Nebraska 2.3% 48 Tennessee 0.7%
23 Massachusetts 2.2% 49 Wyoming 0.6%
24 Wisconsin 2.0% 50 Hawaii -0.7%
25 Pennsylvania 1.9% U.S. Average 2.4%
26 South Dakota 1.9% N.Y.S. as % of U.S. rate 47.4%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


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