The Largest Employers in Each U.S. State

Walmart isn't just the world's biggest retailer in terms of combined revenues, profits, assets, and market value.

The company's influence on local US economies is also far-reaching thanks to its status as the country's largest private employer.

In 22 states including Kansas, Texas, Florida, and Ohio, Walmart is king, with about 1.5 million full-time workers in the US overall, according to 24/7 Wall St.

As the financial news site details in its "Largest Employer" report, often public universities with multiple campuses and hospital systems with myriad health care offerings will employ the largest proportion of a state's workforce. Walmart is the only retailer that proves to be the exception.

To determine the largest employer in each state, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed employment figures for nonprofits and private and publicly held companies from company press releases, government data, business journals, local media reports, and statements from company representatives.

Here are the companies that employ the most of each state's workers:

Alabama — Walmart

Employee headcount: 38,041

Industry: Retailers

Alaska — Providence Health & Services

Employee headcount: 4,000

Industry: Hospitals

Arizona —Walmart

Employee headcount: 33,910

Industry: Retailers

Arkansas — Walmart

Employee headcount: 53,310

Industry: Retailers

California — University of California

Employee headcount: 190,000

Industry: Public universities

Colorado — Denver International Airport

Employee headcount: 35,000

Industry: Airports

Connecticut —Yale New Haven Health System

Employee headcount: 22,193

Industry: Hospitals

Delaware — Christiana Care Health System

Employee headcount: 11,100

Industry: Hospitals

Florida — Walmart

Employee headcount: 108,321

Industry: Retailers

Georgia — Walmart

Employee headcount: 59,371

Industry: Retailers

Hawaii — University of Hawaii

Employee headcount: 10,106

Industry: Public universities

Idaho — St. Luke's Health System

Employee headcount: 14,538

Industry: Hospitals

Illinois — Walmart

Employee headcount: 54,698

Industry: Retailers

Indiana — Walmart

Employee headcount: 39,667

Industry: Retailers

Iowa — University of Iowa

Employee headcount: 24,598

Industry: Public universities

Kansas — Walmart

Employee headcount: 20,938

Industry: Retailers

Kentucky — Walmart

Employee headcount: 30,181

Industry: Retailers

Louisiana — Walmart

Employee headcount: 36,992

Industry: Retailers

Maine — Hannaford Supermarkets

Employee headcount: 8,500

Industry: Supermarkets

Maryland — Johns Hopkins Institutions

Employee headcount: 51,725

Industry: Hospitals

Massachusetts — Partners Healthcare

Employee headcount: 68,000

Industry: Hospitals

Michigan — University of Michigan

Employee headcount: 48,060

Industry: Public universities

Minnesota — Mayo Clinic

Employee headcount: 34,562

Industry: Hospitals

Mississippi — Walmart

Employee headcount: 24,898

Industry: Retailers

Missouri — Walmart

Employee headcount: 43,203

Industry: Retailers

Montana — Walmart

Employee headcount: 4,776

Industry: Retailers

Nebraska — University of Nebraska

Employee headcount: 16,157

Industry: Public universities

Nevada — MGM Resorts International

Employee headcount: 55,200

Industry: Casino hotel

New Hampshire — Walmart

Employee headcount: 8,284

Industry: Retailers

New Jersey — Wakefern Food Corporation

Employee headcount: 35,000

Industry: Supermarkets

New Mexico — University of New Mexico

Employee headcount: 33,390

Industry: Public universities

New York — State University of New York system

Employee headcount: 90,033

Industry: Public universities

North Carolina — University of North Carolina system

Employee headcount: 74,079

Industry: Public universities

North Dakota — Sanford Health

Employee headcount: 10,581

Industry: Hospitals

Ohio — Walmart

Employee headcount: 50,481

Industry: Retailers

Oklahoma — Walmart

Employee headcount: 34,014

Industry: Retailers

Oregon — Providence Health & Services

Employee headcount: 21,000

Industry: Hospitals

Pennsylvania — University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Employee headcount: 61,000

Industry: Hospitals

Rhode Island — Lifespan system of hospitals

Employee headcount: 14,000

Industry: Hospitals

South Carolina — Walmart

Employee headcount: 32,267

Industry: Retailers

South Dakota — Avera Health

Employee headcount: 12,187

Industry: Hospitals

Tennessee — Walmart

Employee headcount: 41,487

Industry: Retailers

Texas — Walmart

Employee headcount: 171,531

Industry: Retailers

Utah — Intermountain Healthcare

Employee headcount: 38,000

Industry: Hospitals

Vermont — The University of Vermont Medical Center

Employee headcount: 7,860

Industry: Public universities

Virginia — Walmart

Employee headcount: 44,621

Industry: Retailers

Washington — Boeing

Employee headcount: 71,036

Industry: Manufacturers

West Virginia — Walmart

Employee headcount: 12,321

Industry: Retailers

Wisconsin — University of Wisconsin

Employee headcount: 39,000

Industry: Public universities

Wyoming — Walmart

Employee headcount: 4,699

Industry: Retailers

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