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PY05 Older Youth Employment Retention Rate State Rankings

This map shows the Older Youth Employment Retention Rate State rankings for PY 2005. The rate ranges from a high of 91.2 percent in the District of Columbia to a low of 36.2 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 the District of Columbia, Arkansas, Puerto Rico, Iowa, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Montana, New Jersey, Maryland and Minnesota.  The ten lowest, from top to bottom, are Connecticut, Alabama, Massachusetts, Hawaii, Nevada, West Virginia, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York, and the Virgin Islands.

PY05  Older Youth  Employment Retention Rate State Rankings
Table 1
PY 05 WIA Older Youth Employment Retention Rankings and Outcomes by State
Rank State Outcome
1 District of Columbia
91.2%
2 Arkansas
90.6%
3 Puerto Rico
90.0%
4 Iowa
89.9%
5 North Dakota
89.9%
6 Oklahoma
89.5%
7 Montana
89.1%
8 New Jersey
88.1%
9 Maryland
87.9%
10 Minnesota
87.9%
11 Utah
87.6%
12 Kansas
87.4%
13 Kentucky
87.3%
14 South Carolina
86.3%
15 Nebraska
86.2%
16 Idaho
86.1%
17 South Dakota
86.1%
18 Michigan
85.7%
19 Texas
85.6%
20 Mississippi
85.5%
21 Wisconsin
85.4%
22 Arizona
84.5%
23 Louisiana
84.5%
24 Missouri
84.1%
25 Oregon
84.0%
26 North Carolina
83.9%
27 Tennessee
83.7%
28 Wyoming
83.6%
29 Washington
83.5%
30 Colorado
83.3%
31 California
83.0%
32 Alaska
82.1%
33 Vermont
82.1%
34 Maine
82.0%
35 Georgia
81.9%
36 Ohio
81.7%
37 Illinois
81.3%
38 Indiana
80.8%
39 New Mexico
80.7%
40 Virginia
80.6%
41 Florida
79.7%
42 Delaware
79.1%
43 Connecticut
78.9%
44 Alabama
78.7%
45 Massachusetts
77.3%
46 Hawaii
76.7%
47 Nevada
76.1%
48 West Virginia
74.6%
49 Rhode Island
74.3%
50 New Hampshire
73.3%
51 New York
73.1%
52 Virgin Islands
36.2%
53 Pennsylvania
NA