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JUST THE FACTS, 1997-1998



Table 12:
Percent of Nonfarm Workers in FIRE Sector, 1996
Rank State Amt. Rank State Amt.
1 Delaware 11.4% 27 Washington 5.1%
2 NEW YORK 9.1% 28 Georgia 5.0%
3 Connecticut 8.2% 29 Oklahoma 4.9%
4 Hawaii 6.9% 30 Maine 4.9%
5 Illinois 6.8% 31 Idaho 4.8%
6 Massachusetts 6.8% 32 Indiana 4.8%
7 New Jersey 6.3% 33 Kansas 4.8%
8 Nebraska 6.3% 34 North Dakota 4.6%
9 Florida 6.2% 35 Michigan 4.6%
10 Colorado 6.1% 36 Vermont 4.5%
11 Oregon 6.1% 37 Louisiana 4.5%
12 Arizona 5.9% 38 Nevada 4.5%
13 Pennsylvania 5.9% 39 Montana 4.5%
14 Maryland 5.8% 40 North Carolina 4.4%
15 Missouri 5.8% 41 Tennessee 4.4%
16 Minnesota 5.8% 42 Alaska 4.4%
17 California 5.7% 43 Alabama 4.4%
18 South Dakota 5.7% 44 New Mexico 4.3%
19 Iowa 5.6% 45 South Carolina 4.3%
20 Rhode Island 5.6% 46 Kentucky 4.0%
21 Utah 5.5% 47 Arkansas 3.9%
22 Texas 5.3% 48 West Virginia 3.9%
23 Wisconsin 5.3% 49 Mississippi 3.6%
24 New Hampshire 5.3% 50 Wyoming 3.6%
25 Ohio 5.2% U.S. Average 5.8%
26 Virginia 5.2% N.Y.S. % above avg. 56.9%
FIRE includes finance, insurance, real estate.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


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