Copyright 2002 by the Wyoming Department of Employment, Research & Planning


Table 1: Projected Demand for Registered Nurses and Average Hourly Wage (1999) by State, 1998-2008
State Base Employment 1998 Projected Employment 2008 Annual Jobs Created Total Percentage Change Average Hourly Wage (1999) Wage Rank
   
United States 2,073,000 2,523,250 79,240 21.7 $21.38
   
Alabama 30,000 37,300 1,230 24.3 $18.65 41
Alaska 3,900 5,450 220 39.7 23.29 10
Arizona 28,400 38,000 1,430 33.8 20.84 18
Arkansas 20,200 28,050 1,120 38.9 18.40 43
California 172,100 221,200 8,160 28.5 26.00 2
Colorado 27,450 34,750 1,180 26.6 21.01 15
Connecticut 30,000 34,500 950 15.0 23.79 5
Delaware 6,250 7,800 260 24.8 20.88 17
Florida 118,650 151,200 5,220 27.4 20.36 22
Georgia 51,700 67,200 2,410 30.0 19.56 30
Hawaii 8,600 10,000 280 16.3 27.37 1
Idaho 9,750 12,550 440 28.7 19.43 32
Illinois 100,150 116,250 3,260 16.1 20.15 24
Indiana 46,300 57,250 1,860 23.7 18.98 36
Iowa 24,900 29,000 820 16.5 16.76 50
Kansas 23,000 29,450 1,020 28.0 18.44 42
Kentucky 31,600 38,650 1,230 22.3 19.32 34
Louisiana 32,700 38,500 1,120 17.7 20.27 23
Maine 11,750 14,400 460 22.6 19.46 31
Maryland 40,650 49,700 1,580 22.3 23.54 7
Massachusetts 73,950 84,400 2,270 14.1 23.66 6
Michigan 74,300 81,100 1,910 9.2 21.88 14
Minnesota 39,800 46,850 1,360 17.7 23.39 9
Mississippi 21,000 24,750 720 17.9 19.20 35
Missouri 49,350 57,200 1,600 15.9 18.92 37
Montana 6,850 8,150 240 19.0 17.61 48
Nebraska 15,250 19,100 640 25.2 18.07 44
Nevada 9,650 14,400 640 49.2 23.05 12
New Hampshire 10,700 13,800 490 29.0 18.89 38
New Jersey 72,150 84,800 2,460 17.5 24.46 3
New Mexico 10,700 13,900 500 29.9 19.34 33
New York 154,550 171,750 4,270 11.1 24.27 4
North Carolina 60,000 82,800 3,270 38.0 19.57 29
North Dakota 6,750 7,900 230 17.0 18.07 45
Ohio 100,350 119,850 3,610 19.4 19.69 28
Oklahoma 24,150 30,850 1,070 27.7 18.76 40
Oregon 22,850 25,250 560 10.5 22.45 13
Pennsylvania 106,100 130,250 4,170 22.8 20.92 16
Rhode Island 9,850 11,150 290 13.2 23.10 11
South Carolina 31,400 39,350 1,310 25.3 20.41 20
South Dakota 7,900 9,650 310 22.2 17.89 47
Tennessee 44,500 52,750 1,560 18.5 18.78 39
Texas 127,400 155,700 4,930 22.2 20.49 19
Utah 14,450 21,100 900 46.0 20.41 21
Vermont 5,250 6,350 200 21.0 19.81 26
Virginia 45,550 57,850 1,980 27.0 19.86 25
Washington 41,250 53,400 1,900 29.5 23.43 8
West Virginia 13,550 15,850 450 17.0 17.92 46
Wisconsin 42,400 50,950 1,560 20.2 19.74 27
Wyoming 3,758 4,234 48 12.7 17.06 49
             
Note: Italicized rows represent states bordering Wyoming.
Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics and Employment and Training Administration.


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