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Table: A Comparison of 1995 Wages, Worker Racial Distributions and Populations for All States


State State Rank by 1995 Annual Wage 1995 Average Annual Wage for UI Covered Workers Percent Change in Annual Wages 1994-95 1993 Percent White Workers 1996 Population Estimate Percent Change in Population 1995-96
Connecticut 1 $35,127 3.9 91 3,274,000 0.1
New York 2 $34,938 4.5 83 18,185,000 0.0
New Jersey 3 $34,534 3.3 84 7,988,000 0.5
Alaska 4 $32,685 0.1 83 607,000 0.7
Massachusetts 5 $32,352 4.3 94 6,092,000 0.4
California 6 $30,716 2.8 85 31,878,000 1.0
Michigan 7 $30,543 3.4 87 9,594,000 0.6
Illinois 8 $30,099 3.4 85 11,847,000 0.5
Maryland 9 $29,133 2.5 70 5,072,000 0.6
Delaware 10 $29,120 4.2 81 725,000 1.1
Pennsylvania 11 $27,904 3.5 92 12,056,000 0.0
United States N/A $27,845 3.4 86 265,284,000 0.9
Washington 12 $27,453 4.1 93 5,533,000 1.6
Minnesota 13 $27,383 3.6 96 4,658,000 0.9
Colorado 14 $27,122 3.7 92 3,823,000 2.0
Hawaii 15 $26,977 0.9 33 1,184,000 0.4
Texas 16 $26,900 3.6 86 19,128,000 1.7
Virginia 17 $26,894 3.3 80 6,675,000 0.9
Ohio 18 $26,867 2.8 90 11,173,000 0.3
Nevada 19 $26,647 3.7 90 1,603,000 4.5
New Hampshire 20 $26,602 4.1 98 1,162,000 1.2
Rhode Island 21 $26,375 3.6 95 990,000 -0.1
Georgia 22 $26,303 3.9 71 7,353,000 2.0
Oregon 23 $25,833 4.2 95 3,204,000 1.7
Missouri 24 $25,669 4.2 92 5,359,000 0.7
Indiana 25 $25,573 2.7 93 5,841,000 0.8
Arizona 26 $25,324 4.3 95 4,428,000 2.9
Wisconsin 27 $25,099 3.2 95 5,160,000 0.7
Tennessee 28 $25,046 3.9 84 5,320,000 1.4
Florida 29 $24,710 3.3 85 14,400,000 1.5
North Carolina 30 $24,402 4.0 78 7,323,000 1.7
Alabama 31 $24,396 3.3 78 4,273,000 0.6
Louisiana 32 $23,894 3.1 77 4,351,000 0.3
Kansas 33 $23,709 3.5 92 2,572,000 0.3
Utah 34 $23,626 3.6 98 2,000,000 2.2
Vermont 35 $23,583 2.7 99 589,000 0.7
Kentucky 36 $23,490 3.3 94 3,884,000 0.7
West Virginia 37 $23,489 2.3 96 1,826,000 0.0
South Carolina 38 $23,292 3.6 73 3,699,000 0.9
Maine 39 $23,117 3.3 99 1,243,000 0.4
New Mexico 40 $22,960 2.7 91 1,713,000 1.4
Iowa 41 $22,875 3.1 98 2,852,000 0.3
Idaho 42 $22,839 4.1 98 1,189,000 2.0
Oklahoma 43 $22,671 1.7 87 3,301,000 0.8
Nebraska 44 $22,368 4.0 96 1,652,000 0.8
Wyoming 45 $22,351 1.3 98 481,000 0.5
Arkansas 46 $21,590 3.3 86 2,510,000 1.0
Mississippi 47 $21,120 3.6 68 2,716,000 0.7
Montana 48 $20,516 1.5 96 879,000 1.0
North Dakota 49 $20,492 3.0 96 644,000 0.3
South Dakota 50 $19,931 3.5 96 732,000 0.4


"White Workers" includes Hispanics.

"UI Covered Workers" includes workers covered by Unemployment Insurance and Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees.

Population estimates for July 1, 1996.



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