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Table 3. State 1/ average annual pay for 2000 and 2001 and percent change in pay for all covered workers 2/ (ranked by 2000-01 percent change in average annual pay)


                        Table 3.  State(1) average annual pay for 2000 and 2001 and percent change in pay
                        for all covered workers(2) (ranked by 2000-01 percent change in average annual pay)
                                                                                                           
                                                                                                           
                                                               Average annual pay(3)            Percent    
                                     State                                                      change,    
                                                                                                2000-01    
                                                               2000             2001                       
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
                        District of Columbia............      $52,965          $56,024            5.8      
                        Virgin Islands..................       27,721           29,195            5.3      
                        Delaware........................       36,535           38,434            5.2      
                        Maryland........................       36,395           38,237            5.1      
                        Puerto Rico.....................       18,814           19,725            4.8      
                        Vermont.........................       28,914           30,240            4.6      
                        Louisiana.......................       27,888           29,134            4.5      
                        New Mexico......................       27,498           28,698            4.4      
                        Virginia........................       35,172           36,716            4.4      
                        Wyoming.........................       26,836           28,025            4.4      
                                                                                                           
                        Kentucky........................       28,800           30,017            4.2      
                        Maine...........................       27,664           28,815            4.2      
                        North Dakota....................       24,683           25,707            4.1      
                        West Virginia...................       26,888           27,982            4.1      
                        Montana.........................       24,272           25,194            3.8      
                        Oklahoma........................       26,988           28,020            3.8      
                        South Carolina..................       28,179           29,253            3.8      
                        Alabama.........................       29,041           30,090            3.6      
                        Arkansas........................       26,317           27,258            3.6      
                        Iowa............................       27,931           28,840            3.3      
                                                                                                           
                        Minnesota.......................       35,414           36,585            3.3      
                        Missouri........................       31,384           32,422            3.3      
                        Connecticut.....................       45,486           46,963            3.2      
                        Florida.........................       30,560           31,551            3.2      
                        South Dakota....................       24,802           25,600            3.2      
                        North Carolina..................       31,068           32,026            3.1      
                        Tennessee.......................       30,557           31,491            3.1      
                        Texas...........................       34,943           36,039            3.1      
                        Rhode Island....................       32,615           33,592            3.0      
                        New York........................       45,358           46,664            2.9      
                                                                                                           
                        Utah............................       29,229           30,074            2.9      
                        Alaska..........................       35,144           36,140            2.8      
                        Mississippi.....................       25,208           25,919            2.8      
                        Pennsylvania....................       34,015           34,976            2.8      
                        Wisconsin.......................       30,694           31,556            2.8      
                        Illinois........................       38,045           39,058            2.7      
                        Kansas..........................       29,361           30,153            2.7      
                        Georgia.........................       34,214           35,114            2.6      
                        Nevada..........................       32,277           33,122            2.6      
                                                                                                           
                        UNITED STATES(4)................       35,320           36,214            2.5      
                                                                                                           
                        Nebraska........................       27,693           28,375            2.5      
                        Arizona.........................       32,610           33,408            2.4      
                        Indiana.........................       31,030           31,778            2.4      
                        Ohio............................       32,508           33,280            2.4      
                        Colorado........................       37,168           37,950            2.1      
                        New Hampshire...................       34,736           35,479            2.1      
                        Hawaii..........................       30,628           31,250            2.0      
                        Massachusetts...................       44,168           44,976            1.8      
                        New Jersey......................       43,676           44,285            1.4      
                        Oregon..........................       32,776           33,203            1.3      
                                                                                                           
                        Michigan........................       37,011           37,387            1.0      
                        Washington......................       37,099           37,475            1.0      
                        California......................       41,207           41,358            0.4      
                        Idaho...........................       27,701           27,765            0.2      

                          1 Includes the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
                          2 Includes workers covered by Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Unemployment
                        Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE) programs.
                          3 Data are preliminary.
                          4 Totals for the United States do not include data for Puerto Rico and the Virgin
                        Islands.
   
   
   


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