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PY05 Younger Youth Skill Attainment Rate State Rankings

This map shows the Younger Youth Skill Attainment Rate State rankings for PY 2005. The rate ranges from a high of 98.7 percent in the District of Columbia to a low of 61.0 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 the District of Columbia, Michigan, West Virginia, Maine, Tennessee, Arkansas, Rhode Island, Kansas, Minnesota, and Idaho. The ten lowest, from top to bottom, are New Mexico, Missouri, New York, Wyoming, North Carolina, Nevada, Iowa, North Dakota, Nebraska, and the Virgin Islands.

PY 05 Younger Youth Skill Attainment Rate State Rankings

Table 1

PY 05 WIA Younger Youth Skill Attainment Rankings and Outcomes by State

Rank State Outcome
1 District of Columbia 98.7%
2 Michigan 98.0%
3 West Virginia 97.3%
4 Maine 97.0%
5 Tennessee 95.0%
6 Arkansas 92.6%
7 Rhode Island 91.9%
8 Kansas 90.8%
9 Minnesota 90.3%
10 Idaho 89.5%
11 Puerto Rico 88.9%
12 Washington 88.8%
13 Georgia 87.4%
14 Massachusetts 87.3%
15 California 87.2%
16 Alaska 86.8%
17 Wisconsin 86.5%
18 Delaware 86.1%
19 Indiana 85.6%
20 Connecticut 85.1%
21 Texas 85.0%
22 South Dakota 84.9%
23 Colorado 83.6%
24 Kentucky 83.5%
25 Montana 82.3%
26 New Hampshire 82.2%
27 Florida 81.5%
28 Oregon 81.5%
29 Oklahoma 81.1%
30 Illinois 80.6%
31 New Jersey 80.6%
32 Virginia 80.4%
33 Utah 78.7%
34 Ohio 78.1%
35 South Carolina 77.8%
36 Vermont 77.3%
37 Alabama 77.2%
38 Hawaii 77.0%
39 Maryland 76.9%
40 Louisiana 76.5%
41 Arizona 76.3%
42 New Mexico 75.8%
43 Missouri 74.7%
44 New York 74.4%
45 Wyoming 73.4%
46 North Carolina 73.2%
47 Nevada 73.0%
48 Iowa 72.8%
49 North Dakota 71.1%
50 Nebraska 67.4%
51 Virgin Islands 61.0%
52 Mississippi NA
53 Pennsylvania NA