Public Policy Institute of New York State, Inc.

Just the Facts - Key Economic and Social Indicators for New York State

Private-sector Job Growth,
September 1999 - September 2000

Table 1

Rank

State

Amt.

 

Rank

State

Amt.

1

Florida

4.5%

 

26

Minnesota

1.6%

2

Nevada

4.5%

 

27

Massachusetts

1.5%

3

Arizona

4.2%

 

28

New Jersey

1.5%

4

Idaho

3.0%

 

29

Wisconsin

1.3%

5

California

3.0%

 

30

Rhode Island

1.3%

6

Texas

2.8%

 

31

Connecticut

1.2%

7

Montana

2.8%

 

32

Oregon

1.2%

8

Colorado

2.6%

 

33

Maine

1.1%

9

Arkansas

2.5%

 

34

West Virginia

1.1%

10

NEW YORK

2.4%

 

35

Missouri

1.1%

11

South Carolina

2.4%

 

36

Tennessee

1.0%

12

Maryland

2.3%

 

37

Alaska

1.0%

13

Georgia

2.2%

 

38

North Carolina

0.8%

14

Delaware

2.1%

 

39

Louisiana

0.8%

15

Kansas

2.1%

 

40

Illinois

0.8%

16

Utah

2.1%

 

41

New Hampshire

0.8%

17

Wyoming

2.1%

 

42

Michigan

0.6%

18

New Mexico

2.0%

 

43

Alabama

0.6%

19

Iowa

2.0%

 

44

Indiana

0.5%

20

Vermont

2.0%

 

45

Ohio

0.5%

21

Washington

2.0%

 

46

Pennsylvania

0.4%

Upstate New York

1.9%

 

47

South Dakota

0.4%

22

Oklahoma

1.9%

 

48

North Dakota

-0.5%

23

Hawaii

1.8%

 

49

Nebraska

-1.1%

24

Virginia

1.7%

 

50

Mississippi

-1.7%

25

Kentucky

1.6%

  U.S. average

2.2%

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; figures rounded to nearest .1%

New York's job growth, compared to the nation's, has improved dramatically in recent years.