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JUST THE FACTS, 1997-1998



Table 38
Workers Compensation Comparative Costs, 1996
Rank State Index Rank State Index
1 Hawaii 1.77 27 New Jersey 0.88
2 Rhode Island 1.62 28 South Dakota 0.88
3 Maine 1.60 29 Tennessee 0.88
4 Louisiana 1.54 30 Mississippi 0.83
5 Oklahoma 1.44 31 Alaska 0.83
6 Montana 1.39 32 Nebraska 0.76
7 NEW YORK 1.38 33 Arizona 0.75
8 New Mexico 1.32 34 North Carolina 0.74
9 Florida 1.23 35 Arkansas 0.73
10 Texas 1.23 36 Wisconsin 0.70
11 New Hampshire 1.21 37 Idaho 0.70
12 Pennsylvania 1.18 38 Oregon 0.69
13 Michigan 1.17 39 Utah 0.67
14 Massachusetts 1.12 40 Iowa 0.62
15 Kentucky 1.10 41 Maryland 0.60
16 Connecticut 1.08 42 South Carolina 0.56
17 Colorado 1.07 43 Indiana 0.49
18 Alabama 1.06 44 Virginia 0.44
19 Missouri 1.04 45 Nevada NA
20 Georgia 1.03 46 North Dakota NA
21 Vermont 1.03 47 Ohio NA
22 Kansas 0.98 48 West Virginia NA
23 California 0.94 49 Washington NA
24 Delaware 0.93 50 Wyoming NA
25 Illinois 0.93 U.S. Average 1.00
26 Minnesota 0.90 N.Y.S. % above avg. 38.0%
Source: Actuarial Solutions Inc.


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