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

State and Local Government Jobs Per 10,000 Residents, 1999

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Rank State Amt.   Rank State Amt.
1 Wyoming 806   27 Missouri $552
2 Alaska 784   28 Colorado 551
3 Mississippi 686   29 Rhode Island 549
4 New Mexico 663   30 New Jersey 545
5 Louisiana 638   31 Tennessee 543
6 Kansas 637   32 Virginia 542
7 NEW YORK 630   33 Kentucky 539
8 Nebraska 626   34 Oregon 533
9 Oklahoma 608   35 Maryland 524
10 South Carolina 599   36 Ohio 523
11 Alabama 599   37 West Virginia 522
12 North Dakota 593   38 Indiana 521
13 Iowa 592   39 Wisconsin 516
14 Idaho 587   40 Connecticut 515
15 Georgia 580   41 Washington 513
16 Arkansas 574   42 New Hampshire 512
17 Minnesota 573   43 Massachusetts 509
18 North Carolina 571   44 Illinois 504
19 Montana 571   45 Arizona 495
20 Texas 570   46 Florida 485
21 Utah 570   47 Michigan 483
22 Hawaii 569   48 California 480
23 Delaware 569   49 Nevada 469
24 Vermont 566   50 Pennsylvania 440
25 Maine 555   U.S. average 539
26 South Dakota 553   N.Y.S. % above avg. 16.9%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau data; calculations by The Public Policy Institute
New York's public-sector employment is significantly above the level of most other states in hospitals, police, corrections and welfare.