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Appendix: Table A2
Ranked State Nonfarm Employment Change from May 1998 to May 1999*

States Ranked by Number Change           States Ranked by Percent Change
 Rank       State       Change (000)      Rank       State        Change (%)
  1   California           412.6           1   Nevada                4.7
  2   Texas                250.0           2   Florida               3.6
  3   Florida              240.8           3   Delaware              3.4
  4   New York             131.7           4   Georgia               3.3
  5   Georgia              122.9           5   Arizona               3.3
  6   Illinois              94.9           6   California            3.1
  7   Arizona               68.3           7   Texas                 2.8
  8   Virginia              66.7           8   Idaho                 2.8
  9   North Carolina        65.8           9   Iowa                  2.7
  10  New Jersey            62.2           10  Utah                  2.7
  11  Washington            56.1           11  South Carolina        2.6
  12  Maryland              55.5           12  Maine                 2.5
  13  Michigan              49.3           13  Maryland              2.4
  14  Massachusetts         47.8           14  Kansas                2.3
  15  South Carolina        46.4           15  Washington            2.2
  16  Minnesota             46.4           16  Oklahoma              2.2
  17  Indiana               45.2           17  Vermont               2.0
  18  Nevada                43.1           18  Virginia              2.0
  19  Colorado              40.6           19  Colorado              2.0
  20  Ohio                  39.1           20  South Dakota          2.0
  21  Iowa                  38.6           21  Kentucky              2.0
  22  Pennsylvania          34.5           22  Montana               2.0
  23  Kentucky              34.4           23  Oregon                1.9
  24  Alabama               33.3           24  Minnesota             1.8
  25  Oklahoma              31.1           25  North Carolina        1.8
  26  Kansas                30.4           26  Alabama               1.7
  27  Oregon                30.1           27  New Jersey            1.6
  28  Tennessee             29.9           28  New Hampshire         1.6
  29  Wisconsin             28.6           29  Illinois              1.6
  30  Utah                  27.2           30  New York              1.6
  31  Connecticut           22.9           31  Indiana               1.6
  32  Louisiana             18.0           32  Massachusetts         1.5
  33  Missouri              16.7           33  Connecticut           1.4
  34  Idaho                 14.4           34  New Mexico            1.4
  35  Maine                 14.4           35  Arkansas              1.2
  36  Arkansas              13.5           36  Tennessee             1.1
  37  Delaware              13.4           37  Michigan              1.1
  38  New Mexico             9.9           38  Wisconsin             1.1
  39  New Hampshire          9.5           39  Wyoming               1.0
  40  Montana                7.3           40  Louisiana             0.9
  41  South Dakota           7.1           41  Rhode Island          0.9
  42  Vermont                5.8           42  Alaska                0.8
  43  Mississippi            5.5           43  Ohio                  0.7
  44  Rhode Island           4.0           44  Pennsylvania          0.6
  45  Nebraska               3.4           45  Missouri              0.6
  46  Wyoming                2.4           46  Mississippi           0.5
  47  Alaska                 2.2           47  Nebraska              0.4
  48  North Dakota           0.9           48  North Dakota          0.3
  49  District of Columb     0.0           49  District of Columb    0.0
  50  Hawaii                (0.1)          50  Hawaii                0.0
  51  West Virginia         (6.3)          51  West Virginia        (0.9)

      Total U.S.**        2,651.0              Total U.S.            2.1

*  May 1999 figures are preliminary.
** Because of differences in methodology used by the U.S. BLS, the summation of states
    reported here does not match the reported U.S. total exactly.
***All data are seasonally adjusted.

SOURCES: Carole Keeton Rylander, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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