A report from the Tax Foundation released on Wednesday found 12.6 percent of New Yorkers’ income were paid to state and local taxes in 2011, the highest percentage in the country.

Nationally, the average was 9.8 percent of a person’s income went to state and local taxes.

Though New York retained its spot at the top from 2010, state’s overall burden did decline in 2011, down from 13.1 percent.

New York was ranked first in the nation yet again, behind New Jersey (12.3 percent) and Connecticut (11.9 percent).

“Though the annual burdens report won’t reflect the effects of recent changes for several years because of a lag in the availability of data, New York’s 2011 state-local tax burden—the highest in the nation— shows just how necessary tax reform is in New York,” Tax Foundation analyst Liz Malm said.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo did engineer a rejiggering of the overall tax code in December of that year that resulted in a rate reduction for most income earners, though it partially kept high rates for the wealthy that were due to expire at the end of the year.

Updated: Here’s a statement from Cuomo spokesman Rich Azzopardi.

“This report reflects the negative consequences of past tax hikes that occurred before the Governor took office. We agree with its findings and that’s exactly why Governor Cuomo instituted reforms that led to the lowest middle class tax rates in 61 years, the lowest manufacturing tax rate since 1917, the lowest corporate tax rate since 1968, a property tax cap, and this year, a property tax cut.”

Updated X2: Rob Astorino, the Republican candidate for governor, released a statement knocking the Cuomo administration’s track record on taxes.

“These latest figures are more proof that New York is continuing on a losing path. Being singled out for the highest tax burden in the nation is not a distinction to be proud of,” Astorino said. “Governor Cuomo’s policies are driving jobs and people to other states in record numbers. We are ranked number one in all the wrong categories. To hear him say we are better off today than four years ago shows how out of touch he is with everyday New Yorkers.”