Special Report

The Largest Employer in Each State

Billings, Montana
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26. Montana

Wal-Mart employed 4,533 people in Montana at the end of last year, a relatively low headcount compared to other states — especially in states where Wal-Mart was the top employer. Yet, the retailer employed more state residents than any other company.

Omaha, Nebraska
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27. Nebraska

The University of Nebraska is the largest employer in Nebraska with more than 13,000 employees. The university is the state’s only public university.

Las Vegas, Nevada
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28. Nevada

MGM Grand Las Vegas is the largest employer in Nevada with more than 50,000 employees. The hotel and casino is one of 24 global destinations operated by MGM Resorts International.

Dover, New Hampshire
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29. New Hampshire

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is the largest employer in New Hampshire with 9,300 employees. The hospital claims to support a total of 18,000 jobs throughout the region. Dartmouth-Hitchcock is also a major research institution. It received $140 million in funding in 2013.

New Jersey

30. New Jersey

Wakefern Food Corporation, a subsidiary of ShopRite is the largest employer in New Jersey with more than 35,000 employees. According to its website, Wakefern is the country’s largest retailers’ cooperative.