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Table 1: States in Mountain, Pacific and West North Central Census Divisions Ranked by 1997 Nonagricultural (Nonag) Employment Growth


State State Population* Largest Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) MSA Population** MSA Population as a Percentage of State Population 1997 State Nonag Employment Growth***
Nevada 1,676,809 Las Vegas, NV-AZ MSA 1,201,073 71.6% 5.5%
Arizona 4,554,966 Phoenix-Mesa, AZ MSA 2,746,703 60.3% 4.5%
Utah 2,059,148 Salt Lake City-Ogden, UT MSA 1,217,842 59.1% 4.3%
Colorado 3,892,644 Denver-Boulder-Greeley, CO CMSA**** 2,277,401 58.5% 4.0%
Washington 5,610,362 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA CMSA 3,320,829 59.2% 4.0%
Oregon 3,243,487 Portland-Salem, OR-WA CMSA 2,078,357 64.1% 3.4%
Kansas 2,594,840 Kansas City, MO-KS MSA 1,690,343 65.1% 3.4%
California 32,268,301 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA CMSA 15,495,155 48.0% 3.3%
Idaho 1,210,232 Boise City, ID MSA 372,587 30.8% 3.2%
Missouri 5,402,058 St. Louis, MO-IL MSA 2,548,238 47.2% 2.7%
Nebraska 1,656,870 Omaha, NE-IA MSA 681,698 41.1% 2.5%
Minnesota 4,685,549 Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI MSA 2,765,116 59.0% 2.1%
New Mexico 1,729,751 Albuquerque, NM MSA 670,092 38.7% 1.8%
Alaska 609,311 Anchorage, AK MSA 250,505 41.1% 1.8%
Iowa 2,852,423 Des Moines, IA MSA 427,436 15.0% 1.6%
Montana 878,810 Billings, MT MSA 125,966 14.3% 1.5%
North Dakota 640,883 Fargo-Moorhead, ND-MN MSA 165,191 25.8% 1.4%
South Dakota 737,973 Sioux Falls, SD MSA 156,598 21.2% 1.4%
Wyoming 479,743 Cheyenne, WY MSA 79,175 16.5% 1.2%
Hawaii 1,186,602 Honolulu, HI MSA 871,766 73.5% 0.2%


* 1997 estimate by US Census Bureau.
** 1996 estimate by US Census Bureau.
*** 1997 Annual Average Nonagricultural Employment divided by 1996 Annual Average.
**** CMSA = Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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