The largest employers in each US 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 U.S. 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 U.S. 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

See more details about this list on Business Insider.

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