Public Policy Institute of New York State, Inc.

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

Workers' Compensation Comparative Costs, 2000

Table 37
Rank State Amt.   Rank State Amt.
1 Florida 1.720   27 Nebraska 0.882
2 California 1.564   28 Idaho 0.869
3 Oklahoma 1.548   29 Mississippi 0.866
4 Rhode Island 1.508   29 Alaska 0.866
5 Texas 1.464   31 Massachusetts 0.850
6 New Hampshire 1.411   32 Iowa 0.841
7 Louisiana 1.405   33 Minnesota 0.810
8 Delaware 1.305   34 Kansas 0.804
9 Alabama 1.299   35 Arkansas 0.798
9 NEW YORK 1.299   36 New Mexico 0.788
11 Hawaii 1.262   37 South Dakota 0.754
12 Colorado 1.196   38 North Carolina 0.713
13 Maine 1.193   39 South Carolina 0.692
14 Missouri 1.090   40 Maryland 0.626
15 Connecticut 1.081   41 Indiana 0.623
16 Georgia 1.069   42 Oregon 0.614
17 Nevada 1.059   43 Virginia 0.505
18 Montana 1.044   44 Arizona 0.492
19 Tennessee 1.003   45 Utah 0.414
20 New Jersey 0.997   46 North Dakota NA
21 Illinois 0.988   47 Ohio NA
22 Vermont 0.978   48 Washington NA
22 Michigan 0.978   49 West Virginia NA
24 Kentucky 0.925   50 Wyoming NA
25 Pennsylvania 0.894   U.S. average 1.000
24 Kentucky 0.925   N.Y.S. % above avg. 29.9%
Source: Actuarial & Technical Solutions Inc.
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New York's costs were 62% above average in 1994, and improved to 20% above average in 1999, but the gap grew in the 2000 rankings.