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PY05 WIA Adult Employment Retention Rate State Rankings

This map shows the Employment Retention Rate State rankings for the WIA Adult program in PY 2005. The rate ranges from a high of 91.7 percent in Arkansas to a low of 65.2 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, Wyoming, Maryland, Nebraska, Puerto Rico, Kentucky, Iowa, Tennessee, South Dakota, Kansas and Texas. The ten lowest, from top to bottom, are North Dakota, Massachusetts, Missouri, Rhode Island, Mississippi, Vermont, Nevada, Delaware, the District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands.

PY05 WIA Adult Employment Retention Rate State Rankings

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PY 05 WIA Adult Employment Retention Rankings and Outcomes by State

Rank State Outcome
1 Arkansas 91.7%
2 Wyoming 89.9%
3 Maryland 89.7%
4 Nebraska 89.3%
5 Puerto Rico 87.6%
6 Kentucky 87.2%
7 Iowa 87.1%
8 Tennessee 86.9%
9 South Dakota 86.7%
10 Kansas 86.3%
11 Texas 86.3%
12 Arizona 86.2%
13 Oklahoma 86.2%
14 South Carolina 85.9%
15 Ohio 85.7%
16 Montana 85.5%
17 Washington 85.5%
18 Virginia 85.3%
19 Florida 85.0%
20 Idaho 84.8%
21 Wisconsin 84.8%
22 Georgia 84.0%
23 Indiana 83.9%
24 North Carolina 83.7%
25 Connecticut 83.5%
26 Minnesota 83.4%
27 New Mexico 83.4%
28 Hawaii 83.2%
29 New Hampshire 83.1%
30 Illinois 82.7%
31 Pennsylvania 82.7%
32 Alaska 82.5%
33 West Virginia 82.5%
34 Louisiana 82.4%
35 Oregon 82.3%
36 Maine 82.1%
37 Utah 81.8%
38 New York 81.6%
39 California 81.5%
40 Michigan 81.2%
41 New Jersey 81.2%
42 Alabama 80.3%
43 Colorado 80.0%
44 North Dakota 78.8%
45 Massachusetts 78.7%
46 Missouri 78.1%
47 Rhode Island 77.0%
48 Mississippi 76.6%
49 Vermont 76.6%
50 Nevada 73.7%
51 Delaware 73.2%
52 District of Columbia 71.0%
53 Virgin Islands 65.2%