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Table 5
Change in FIRE-Sector Employment, 1996
Rank State Amt. Rank State Amt.
1 North Carolina 6.8% 27 Virginia 2.1%
2 Delaware 6.0% 28 Pennsylvania 1.8%
3 Arizona 5.2% 29 Louisiana 1.7%
4 North Dakota 5.0% 30 Texas 1.7%
5 Oregon 4.3% 31 Washington 1.7%
6 Maine 4.2% 32 Wisconsin 1.7%
7 Utah 4.2% 33 Mississippi 1.5%
8 South Dakota 4.1% 34 West Virginia 1.5%
9 Florida 3.8% 35 New Jersey 1.4%
10 South Carolina 3.7% 36 Minnesota 1.2%
11 Kentucky 3.3% 37 Idaho 0.8%
12 Montana 3.2% 38 Kansas 0.7%
13 Colorado 2.9% 39 Nebraska 0.6%
14 Nevada 2.9% 40 California 0.4%
15 New Mexico 2.9% 41 Illinois 0.4%
16 Oklahoma 2.9% 42 NEW YORK 0.3%
17 Tennessee 2.9% 43 Iowa 0.1%
18 Rhode Island 2.8% 44 Vermont 0.0%
19 Massachusetts 2.7% 45 Wyoming 0.0%
20 Georgia 2.6% 46 Maryland -0.3%
21 Indiana 2.6% 47 Alaska -0.9%
22 Alabama 2.5% 48 New Hampshire -1.1%
23 Missouri 2.4% 49 Connecticut -1.6%
24 Arkansas 2.3% 50 Hawaii -1.6%
25 Michigan 2.1% U.S. Average 2.4%
26 Ohio 2.1% N.Y.S. % of U.S. avg. 12.5%
FIRE includes finance, insurance, real estate.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics



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