Public Policy Institute of New York State, Inc.

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

Change In Manufacturing Employment
September 1999 - September 2000

Table 2
Rank State Amt.   Rank State Amt.
1 Nevada 4.5%   27 Illinois -0.7%
2 North Dakota 2.5%   28 Connecticut -0.8%
3 Arizona 2.2%   29 Montana -0.8%
4 Wyoming 1.8%   30 South Carolina -0.9%
5 Hawaii 1.2%   31 Massachusetts -0.9%
6 Oregon 1.1%   Upstate New York -0.7%
7 New Mexico 0.9%   32 Louisiana -1.0%
8 Iowa 0.7%   33 Ohio -1.0%
9 Florida 0.6%   34 Delaware -1.0%
10 Georgia 0.5%   35 NEW YORK -1.2%
11 Colorado 0.5%   36 Mississippi -1.3%
12 Kansas 0.4%   37 Virginia -1.4%
13 Texas 0.3%   38 Rhode Island -1.5%
14 Vermont 0.2%   39 Kentucky -1.6%
15 Oklahoma 0.1%   40 New Jersey -1.8%
16 Utah 0.0%   41 Michigan -1.8%
17 Arkansas -0.2%   42 Tennessee -1.8%
18 New Hampshire -0.2%   43 Alabama -1.9%
19 Nebraska -0.3%   44 South Dakota -2.4%
20 Pennsylvania -0.3%   45 Washington -2.6%
21 Indiana -0.3%   46 Idaho -2.7%
22 Wisconsin -0.3%   47 North Carolina -2.9%
23 Minnesota -0.4%   48 Missouri -3.2%
24 California -0.4%   49 Maine -6.9%
25 Maryland -0.6%   50 Alaska -11.5%
26 West Virginia -0.7%   U.S. average -0.1%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; figures rounded to nearest .1%
While manufacturing employment statewide dropped, areas such as Binghamton, Dutchess County and Syracuse added jobs over the year.