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

New Companies, 1998

Table 9
Rank State Amt.   Rank State Amt.
1 California 158,571   27 Oklahoma 9,690
2 Florida 59,445   28 Utah 9,688
3 NEW YORK 57,290   29 Kentucky 9,498
4 Texas 51,767   30 Connecticut 9,169
5 Washington 37,362   31 Nevada 8,344
6 Pennsylvania 29,418   32 Kansas 7,758
7 Georgia 29,261   33 Mississippi 6,180
8 Illinois 28,882   34 Idaho 5,637
9 New Jersey 26,515   35 Iowa 5,474
10 Michigan 26,183   36 Arkansas 5,374
11 North Carolina 25,007   37 Maine 5,136
12 Ohio 23,447   38 New Hampshire 5,103
13 Virginia 20,842   39 New Mexico 4,519
14 Colorado 20,671   40 West Virginia 4,432
15 Maryland 19,436   41 Nebraska 4,117
16 Massachusetts 16,693   42 Montana 3,904
17 Tennessee 15,951   43 Rhode Island 3,600
18 Indiana 14,304   44 Delaware 3,324
19 Missouri 14,286   45 Hawaii 3,242
20 Wisconsin 13,865   46 Alaska 2,319
21 Oregon 12,876   47 Wyoming 2,245
22 Arizona 12,506   48 South Dakota 1,938
23 Minnesota 12,231   49 Vermont 1,933
24 South Carolina 11,564   50 North Dakota 1,527
25 Louisiana 10,477   U.S. total 891,884
26 Alabama 10,158   N.Y.S. as % of total 6.4%
Source: CQ's State Fact Finder 2000
Data reflect companies applying for new account numbers from state employment services, as reported by the U.S. Department of Labor.