Walmart is top employer in Louisiana

Walmart employs 34,830 workers in Louisiana, making it the largest employer in the state, according to a recent analysis by the website 24/7 Wall St.

State governments are often the largest employers in individual states, but the 24/7 Wall St. study excluded public-sector administrative agencies from its review. The analysis did, however, include public entities that operate as companies, such as hospital groups and state university systems.

Walmart was classified as being in the retail VARIABLE 4 industry in the study. Walmart was found to be the largest employer in 22 states, 24/7 Wall St. reported.

To make the 50-state ranking, the analysis included a review of employment numbers from nonprofits, private and public companies. Its sources were press releases, government numbers, business publications and statements from company officials.

Military bases were excluded from the list of top employers, and some of the employee numbers are estimates.

Largest Employers by State

State Largest Employer Employee headcount Industry Category
Alabama Walmart 37,989 Retail
Alaska Providence Health & Services 4,000 Hospitals
Arizona Banner Health 43,102 Hospitals
Arkansas Walmart 49,165 Retail
California University of California 227,786 Public universities
Colorado University of Colorado 36,000 Public universities
Connecticut Yale New Haven Health System 25,199 Hospitals
Delaware Christiana Care 11,856 Hospitals
Florida Walmart 105,888 Retail
Georgia Walmart 59,922 Retail
Hawaii Altres Industrial 10,000 Staffing
Idaho St. Luke’s Health System 14,000 Hospitals
Illinois Walmart 52,603 Retail
Indiana Walmart 40,385 Retail
Iowa Walmart 17,218 Retail
Kansas Walmart 20,330 Retail
Kentucky Walmart 28,862 Retail
Louisiana Walmart 34,830 Retail
Maine MaineHealth 15,000 Hospitals
Maryland Johns Hopkins University 31,320 Universities
Massachusetts Partners Healthcare 60,300 Hospitals
Michigan General Motors 52,113 Manufacturing
Minnesota Mayo Clinic 41,691 Hospitals
Mississippi Walmart 23,605 Retail
Missouri Walmart 41,399 Retail
Montana Walmart 4,622 Retail
Nebraska University of Nebraska 14,000 Public universities
Nevada MGM Resorts International 51,000 Casinos & hotels
New Hampshire Walmart 7,552 Retail
New Jersey Wakefern Food Corp. 40,000 Supermarkets
New Mexico University of New Mexico 27,000 Public universities
New York State University of New York 91,182 Public universities
North Carolina Walmart 57,431 Retail
North Dakota Sanford Health 14,487 Hospitals
Ohio Walmart 49,330 Retail
Oklahoma Walmart 31,845 Retail
Oregon Providence Health & Services 22,340 Hospitals
Pennsylvania University of Pittsburgh Medical Center 87,000 Hospitals
Rhode Island Lifespan System of Hospitals 14,000 Hospitals
South Carolina Walmart 33,298 Retail
South Dakota Sanford Health Network 13,196 Hospitals
Tennessee Walmart 40,274 Retail
Texas Walmart 164,611 Retail
Utah Intermountain Healthcare 37,000 Hospitals
Vermont University of Vermont Medical Center 7,500 Public universities
Virginia Walmart 43,323 Retail
Washington Boeing 69,830 Manufacturing
West Virginia West Virginia University Health 18,492 Retail
Wisconsin University of Wisconsin 39,000 Public universities
Wyoming Walmart 4,438 Retail

Source: 24/7 Wall St.

This article was first published on The Center Square.

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