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Table 3:
Private-sector Job Growth, 1995-April 1997
Rank State Amt. Rank State Amt.
1 Nevada 16.8% 27 Illinois 4.3%
2 Utah 13.3% 28 Kentucky 4.3%
3 Arizona 13.0% 29 Alabama 4.3%
4 Oregon 9.8% 30 Arkansas 4.3%
5 Florida 8.7% 31 Vermont 4.3%
6 Colorado 8.4% 32 Maryland 4.1%
7 Georgia 8.3% 33 North Dakota 4.1%
8 Oklahoma 7.8% 34 New Mexico 3.8%
9 Kansas 7.8% 35 West Virginia 3.8%
10 Idaho 7.8% 36 Ohio 3.7%
11 Texas 7.2% 37 Pennsylvania 3.7%
12 California 7.2% 38 Tennessee 3.7%
13 New Hampshire 6.9% 39 New Jersey 3.6%
14 Delaware 6.8% 40 Indiana 3.6%
15 Washington 6.6% 41 South Dakota 3.1%
16 Virginia 6.5% 42 Missouri 3.1%
17 North Carolina 6.3% 43 Connecticut 2.8%
18 Nebraska 6.2% 44 NEW YORK 2.5%
19 Montana 5.7% 45 Mississippi 2.5%
20 Minnesota 5.6% 46 Rhode Island 2.2%
21 Massachusetts 5.4% 47 Alaska 2.1%
22 Iowa 5.3% 48 Maine 1.9%
23 Louisiana 5.3% 49 Wyoming 0.9%
24 Michigan 5.1% 50 Hawaii -2.6%
25 South Carolina 4.8% U.S. Average 5.7%
26 Wisconsin 4.5% N.Y.S. as % of U.S. avg. 43.9%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


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