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Table 2:
Private-sector Job Growth, 1992-94
Rank State Amt. Rank State Amt.
1 Nevada 22.7% 27 Wyoming 9.2%
2 Utah 20.3% 28 Missouri 9.0%
3 Arizona 17.9% 29 Iowa 8.8%
4 Colorado 17.3% 30 Virginia 8.7%
5 Idaho 16.9% 31 West Virginia 8.7%
6 New Mexico 16.9% 32 South Carolina 8.6%
7 Mississippi 15.5% 33 Oklahoma 8.5%
8 Georgia 15.5% 34 Alaska 8.3%
9 South Dakota 14.6% 35 Vermont 8.3%
10 Montana 13.5% 36 Ohio 8.1%
11 Tennessee 13.4% 37 Maine 8.0%
12 Oregon 12.9% 38 Kansas 7.3%
13 North Dakota 12.7% 39 Washington 6.4%
14 Florida 12.6% 40 Delaware 6.4%
15 Arkansas 12.3% 41 Illinois 6.4%
16 North Carolina 11.2% 42 Rhode Island 6.3%
17 New Hampshire 11.1% 43 Massachusetts 6.3%
18 Indiana 10.8% 44 Maryland 4.8%
19 Nebraska 10.3% 45 New Jersey 3.8%
20 Wisconsin 10.0% 46 Pennsylvania 3.4%
21 Texas 9.9% 47 NEW YORK 1.3%
22 Michigan 9.6% 48 Connecticut 0.3%
23 Minnesota 9.6% 49 California 0.2%
24 Alabama 9.3% 50 Hawaii -3.3%
25 Kentucky 9.3% U.S. Average 7.6%
26 Louisiana 9.2% N.Y.S. as % of U.S. avg. 17.5%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data for Dec. 1991 - Dec. 1994
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