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Table 4
Change in Manufacturing Employment, 1996
Rank State Amt. Rank State Amt.
1 Wyoming 11.3% 27 West Virginia -0.6%
2 Nevada 5.5% 28 Kentucky -0.7%
3 Utah 4.2% 29 Ohio -0.8%
4 Washington 3.5% 30 Virginia -1.1%
5 California 3.3% 31 Iowa -1.2%
6 Arizona 2.8% 32 Maryland -1.2%
7 Oregon 2.6% 33 Pennsylvania -1.2%
8 South Dakota 2.6% 34 Michigan -1.3%
9 Kansas 2.5% 35 Connecticut -1.4%
10 Idaho 2.3% 36 Indiana -1.5%
11 Texas 2.1% 37 Missouri -1.6%
12 New Hampshire 1.9% 38 North Carolina -2.0%
13 Colorado 1.9% 39 NEW YORK -2.1%
14 New Mexico 1.8% 40 Arkansas -2.2%
15 Vermont 1.8% 41 Alabama -2.3%
16 Montana 1.7% 42 Hawaii -2.4%
17 Oklahoma 1.7% 43 New Jersey -2.8%
18 North Dakota 1.4% 44 Rhode Island -2.9%
19 Nebraska 1.3% 45 Tennessee -3.1%
20 Illinois 1.0% 46 South Carolina -3.2%
21 Florida 0.8% 47 Maine -3.3%
22 Minnesota 0.6% 48 Alaska -4.1%
23 Louisiana 0.2% 49 Mississippi -4.7%
24 Wisconsin -0.1% 50 Delaware -5.5%
25 Georgia -0.4% U.S. Average -0.5%
26 Massachusetts -0.4% N.Y. as multiple of avg. 4.2
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


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