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PY05 WIA Adult Entered Employment Rate State Rankings

This map shows the Entered Employment Rate State rankings for the WIA Adult program in PY 2005. The rate ranges from a high of 90.2 percent in Arkansas to a low of 20.7 percent in the Virgin Islands. The ten highest and ten lowest states for this ranking are highlighted on the map. The ten highest states in order are Arkansas, Delaware, Maryland, Oregon, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Tennessee, Puerto Rico and Indiana. The ten lowest, from top to bottom, are South Dakota, Connecticut, Illinois, New York, Alaska, West Virginia, Utah, Alabama, Mississippi, and the Virgin Islands.

PY05 WIA Adult Entered Employment Rate State Rankings

Table 1

PY 05 WIA Adult Entered Employment Rankings and Outcomes by State

Rank State Outcome
1 Arkansas 90.2%
2 Delaware 89.5%
3 Maryland 88.6%
4 Oregon 88.6%
5 Michigan 88.5%
6 Minnesota 87.5%
7 Montana 87.3%
8 Tennessee 86.9%
9 Puerto Rico 86.8%
10 Indiana 86.6%
11 Idaho 86.1%
12 Iowa 85.5%
13 Maine 84.2%
14 Nebraska 84.1%
15 Colorado 83.9%
16 Rhode Island 83.8%
17 Oklahoma 83.2%
18 Wyoming 83.1%
19 Kentucky 83.0%
20 Washington 82.7%
21 Massachusetts 82.1%
22 Florida 81.7%
23 South Carolina 80.9%
24 Georgia 80.2%
25 Missouri 80.1%
26 New Mexico 80.1%
27 Arizona 79.8%
28 California 79.2%
29 Hawaii 79.2%
30 Kansas 79.0%
31 Ohio 78.9%
32 North Carolina 78.7%
33 Virginia 78.6%
34 New Jersey 77.9%
35 North Dakota 77.6%
36 Vermont 77.5%
37 Texas 77.4%
38 New Hampshire 77.2%
39 Louisiana 77.1%
40 Pennsylvania 76.0%
41 District of Columbia 75.9%
42 Nevada 75.9%
43 Wisconsin 75.3%
44 South Dakota 75.2%
45 Connecticut 74.9%
46 Illinois 74.4%
47 New York 73.9%
48 Alaska 72.0%
49 West Virginia 71.7%
50 Utah 71.6%
51 Alabama 67.9%
52 Mississippi 66.8%
53 Virgin Islands 20.7%