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:

BI Graphics The largest employers in each state list
In 22 states, Walmart is king.

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Alabama — Walmart

Alabama — Walmart

Reuters

Employee headcount: 38,041

Industry: Retailers

Alaska — Providence Health & Services

Employee headcount: 4,000

Industry: Hospitals

Arizona —Walmart

Arizona —Walmart

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Employee headcount: 33,910

Industry: Retailers

Arkansas — Walmart

Employee headcount: 53,310

Industry: Retailers

California — University of California

California — University of California
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Employee headcount: 190,000

Industry: Public universities

Colorado — Denver International Airport

Employee headcount: 35,000

Industry: Airports

Connecticut —Yale New Haven Health System

Connecticut —Yale New Haven Health System

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Employee headcount: 22,193

Industry: Hospitals

Delaware — Christiana Care Health System

Employee headcount: 11,100

Industry: Hospitals

Florida — Walmart

Florida — Walmart

Reuters

Employee headcount: 108,321

Industry: Retailers

Georgia — Walmart

Employee headcount: 59,371

Industry: Retailers

Hawaii — University of Hawaii

Hawaii — University of Hawaii

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Employee headcount: 10,106

Industry: Public universities

Idaho — St. Luke’s Health System

Employee headcount: 14,538

Industry: Hospitals

Illinois — Walmart

Illinois — Walmart

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