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State Total Private Government Federal State Local

Alabama -3.35% -5.91% 8.16% 7.68% 13.48% 5.67%
Alaska 15.86% 16.41% 14.29% -0.58% 17.19% 19.71%
Arizona 7.26% 6.34% 11.95% 16.84% -5.86% 17.63%
Arkansas 0.12% -2.77% 14.79% -6.25% 21.50% 15.36%
California -2.95% -4.18% 3.48% -6.52% 9.09% 3.63%
Colorado 1.87% -0.76% 16.56% 0.00% 21.37% 19.16%
Connecticut -4.12% -4.59% -1.24% -23.40% -2.47% 2.81%
Delaware -0.76% -2.94% 13.25% 0.00% 14.84% 15.18%
Florida 2.86% 1.78% 9.36% 7.12% 2.33% 12.00%
Georgia -1.75% -4.22% 12.09% 7.06% 5.42% 16.30%
Hawaii 7.38% 7.01% 8.81% 12.62% 6.73% 10.78%
Idaho 8.43% 8.76% 6.99% -7.35% -0.35% 13.00%
Illinois -6.31% -7.28% -0.35% -14.91% -10.51% 5.18%
Indiana -5.66% -7.31% 4.92% -11.55% 4.82% 7.79%
Iowa -0.04% -0.56% 2.59% -13.46% -0.31% 6.01%
Kansas -0.68% -2.01% 5.31% -1.81% 0.76% 5.20%
Kentucky -2.01% -3.91% 7.25% 4.34% 6.21% 8.54%
Louisiana -0.05% 0.80% -3.59% -15.28% -8.15% 0.91%
Maine -1.67% -2.34% 1.71% 2.80% 1.50% 1.71%
Maryland 3.78% 1.77% 12.78% 14.26% 9.33% 13.52%
Massachusetts -3.57% -4.07% -0.16% -15.96% 7.06% 0.15%
Michigan -15.84% -16.97% -9.23% -12.09% 4.00% -13.83%
Minnesota -0.34% -0.43% 0.12% -10.53% 10.91% -1.91%
Mississippi -5.50% -8.24% 5.26% -4.43% -2.58% 4.99%
Missouri -3.58% -4.72% 2.63% -3.69% -6.75% 8.05%
Montana 8.89% 10.45% 3.21% 2.99% 0.41% 4.96%
Nebraska 3.66% 2.58% 8.94% 0.00% 4.63% 12.02%
Nevada 9.56% 7.78% 22.84% 14.47% 23.89% 24.55%
New Hampshire 0.71% -0.87% 10.90% -9.76% 15.42% 12.45%
New Jersey -3.46% -4.97% 5.28% -20.06% 8.43% 8.70%
New Mexico 7.96% 8.30% 7.05% 6.91% -5.80% -88.40%
New York 0.53% 0.34% 1.42% -17.82% 0.34% 4.36%
North Carolina 0.19% -2.32% 13.64% 3.88% 10.59% 16.90%
North Dakota 20.29% 23.47% 9.10% 1.05% 21.08% 6.15%
Ohio -9.63% -10.80% -2.39% -7.91% -0.86% -1.95%
Oklahoma 4.72% 1.81% 16.79% 3.13% 7.89% 25.19%
Oregon 0.02% -1.24% 6.03% -8.86% 13.52% 5.68%
Pennsylvania -0.07% -0.47% 2.62% -9.89% 3.79% 5.35%
Rhode Island -3.46% -3.08% -5.75% -5.56% -11.54% -2.55%
South Carolina -1.51% -2.88% 5.03% 4.47% -7.13% 11.68%
South Dakota 7.49% 7.05% 9.55% 0.88% 10.24% 11.34%
Tennessee -2.66% -4.53% 8.25% -6.16% 4.06% 12.87%
Summary of Employment Data
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics & Americans for Prosperity Foundation
Growth Rate 2000-2010
Texas 11.94% 11.10% 16.15% 8.16% 11.76% 18.93%
Utah 12.34% 11.06% 18.45% 10.67% 14.61% 23.55%
Vermont 0.30% -1.16% 7.49% 4.92% 8.70% 7.72%
Virginia 4.66% 2.70% 13.72% 14.31% 7.53% 16.22%
Washington 4.03% 2.27% 12.12% 5.29% 5.92% 17.14%
West Virginia 2.46% 1.59% 6.08% 4.44% 7.52% 5.70%
Wisconsin -3.29% -4.13% 1.80% -10.12% -1.43% 4.36%
Wyoming 19.39% 18.99% 20.76% 2.70% 24.26% 23.23%
Total Private Government Federal State Local Total Private
40 45 23 8 11 33 -64.7 -93.3
3 3 8 27 6 5 45 34.4
12 12 15 1 45 7 162.8 119
25 32 7 33 3 11 1.4 -26.8
38 39 35 34 17 37 -427.7 -508.3
20 25 5 24 4 5 41.5 -14.2
45 42 46 50 42 36 -69.7 -66.6
32 34 11 24 8 10 -3.2 -10.7
18 17 18 9 33 15 202 108.2
35 40 14 10 27 8 -69.3 -141.5
11 11 21 5 24 16 40.7 30.6
8 7 27 35 39 10 47.2 39.5
48 46 45 45 49 26 -381.7 -378.8
47 47 34 42 28 18 -169.7 -189.7
27 24 39 44 38 20 -0.6 -6.9
31 29 30 28 35 23 -9.1 -22.1
36 36 25 16 25 16 -36.7 -59.35
28 20 48 46 48 27 -1 12.4
34 31 41 20 34 26 -10.1 -11.8
16 18 12 4 16 9 92.9 35.5
43 37 44 47 23 25 -118.7 -117.9
50 50 50 43 31 28 -740.7 -677.8
30 22 43 41 13 25 -9.2 -9.7
46 48 32 30 43 21 -63.5 -75.8
44 43 37 29 46 15 -98.4 -109.7
7 6 36 19 36 20 34.8 32.1
17 14 20 24 29 11 33.3 19.5
6 9 1 2 2 2 98.2 70.4
21 26 16 38 7 9 4.4 -4.7
42 44 31 49 19 11 -138.3 -169.3
9 8 26 11 44 20 59.3 46.6
22 21 42 48 37 17 45.4 24.5
24 30 10 17 14 6 7.3 -76.6
1 1 19 22 5 11 66.5 59.9
49 49 47 36 40 15 -541.5 -522.7
13 16 4 18 20 1 69.9 21.6
26 28 29 37 10 11 0.3 -16.6
29 23 38 39 32 11 -4.2 -23.2
41 35 49 31 50 12 -16.5 -12.7
33 33 33 14 47 7 -28 -44.3
10 10 17 23 15 7 28.3 21.6
37 41 22 32 30 6 -72.6 -105.5
Summary of Employment Data
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics & Americans for Prosperity Foundation
Rank of Growth Rates 2000-2010 Total Numbers
5 4 6 7 12 3 1125.7 873.5
4 5 3 6 9 1 132.7 98.4
23 27 24 13 18 4 0.9 -2.9
14 13 9 3 21 3 163.9 78.1
15 15 13 12 26 2 109.2 50.6
19 19 28 15 22 2 18.1 9.4
39 38 40 40 41 2 -93.1 -100.4
2 2 2 21 1 1 46.4 33.9
Government Federal State Local
28.7 4.1 12.9 11.5
10.6 -0.1 3.8 6.9
43.8 8.2 -5.1 40.7
28.2 -1.4 13.5 16.2
80.6 -17.8 40.3 58.1
55.8 0 16.8 39
-3 -5.5 -1.7 4.2
7.5 0 4.2 3.4
93.8 8.9 4.9 80
72.2 6.9 8 57.3
10.1 3.9 4.5 1.8
7.6 -1 -0.1 8.7
-2.9 -15 -17.4 29.7
19.9 -5 5.1 19.9
6.3 -2.8 -0.2 9.5
13 -0.5 0.4 13.6
22.3 1.7 5.9 14.8
-13.4 -5.7 -9.5 2
1.7 0.4 0.4 1
57.5 18.1 9.7 29.6
-0.7 -9.1 8.1 0.4
-62.9 -7.3 6.8 -62.4
0.5 -3.8 9.7 -5.4
12.3 -1.2 -1.6 7.9
11.2 -2.2 -7.3 20.8
2.7 0.4 0.1 2.3
13.8 0 1.8 11.9
27.8 2.2 7 18.9
9.1 -0.8 3.3 6.7
31.1 -13.7 11.4 33.5
12.9 2.1 -3.6 -79.91
20.9 -26.2 0.9 46.2
83.9 2.6 18.8 62.6
6.6 0.1 4.3 2.6
-18.8 -6.9 -1.4 -10.4
48.3 1.5 6.2 40.6
16.8 -2.8 9.6 10
19 -11.3 5.8 24.5
-3.7 -0.6 -2.1 -0.9
16.3 1.4 -7.3 22.2
6.8 0.1 1.7 4.9
32.9 -3.3 3.8 32.4
Summary of Employment Data
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics & Americans for Prosperity Foundation
Total Numbers
252.2 15.2 38.5 198.4
34.2 3.5 8.4 22.4
3.7 0.3 1.4 2.1
85.7 21.9 10.9 53
58.6 3.7 8.3 46.8
8.7 1 3.4 4.3
7.3 -3.3 -1.4 12
12.6 0.2 3.3 9.2
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Alabama 1931.2 1908.7 1883.2 1875.5 1901.7 1944.9 1979.6 2005.7
Alaska 283.8 289.3 295 299.4 304.3 309.8 315 317.9
Arizona 2242.7 2265.4 2266.6 2298 2383 2510.7 2637 2676.8
Arkansas 1158.6 1153.7 1146.3 1145.1 1158.1 1177.9 1198.6 1204.5
California 14488.2 14602 14458.5 14393.5 14533.4 14802.1 15064.7 15184.5
Colorado 2213.8 2226.9 2184.2 2152.8 2179.6 2226 2279.1 2331.3
Connecticut 1693.2 1681.1 1664.9 1644.5 1649.8 1662 1680.6 1698.2
Delaware 420.5 420.1 415.4 415.7 425.1 432.9 438.1 438.9
Florida 7069.5 7159.7 7168.7 7250.1 7499.1 7799.9 8002.4 8018.4
Georgia 3949.3 3943.2 3869.5 3844.9 3898.5 4001.2 4089.1 4145.5
Hawaii 551.4 555 556.8 567.6 583.4 601.6 617.1 624.9
Idaho 559.6 567.7 568.2 572 587.9 611.3 638.4 654.9
Illinois 6044.8 5995.2 5883.9 5810.8 5815.9 5861.9 5932.7 5980.3
Indiana 3000 2933.4 2900.9 2895.3 2928.9 2935.2 2973.7 2985.8
Iowa 1478.4 1465.6 1447.3 1440.4 1457.3 1480.5 1504.2 1519.1
Kansas 1346.1 1348.8 1336.1 1313.2 1333.1 1333.5 1353.8 1380
Kentucky 1827.1 1805.4 1788.8 1783.3 1798.6 1824.5 1846.8 1866.7
Louisiana 1917.7 1915.4 1895.6 1905.5 1917.5 1891.8 1853.2 1915.5
Maine 603.5 608.1 606.5 606.8 611.7 611.7 614.7 617.7
Maryland 2455.1 2471.7 2480.3 2486.9 2517.9 2555.7 2589.4 2608.3
Massachusetts 3329.3 3339.3 3259.3 3198.4 3194.9 3211.6 3245.5 3280.5
Michigan 4676.4 4563.7 4486.9 4415.9 4399 4389.7 4326.5 4267.8
Minnesota 2684.9 2689.5 2664.5 2660.2 2681 2723.3 2758.2 2771.3
Mississippi 1153.5 1129.9 1123.8 1115.1 1124.8 1130.5 1141.3 1153
Missouri 2748.7 2730.4 2698.9 2680.5 2694.5 2735.3 2774.2 2794.6
Montana 391.3 391.7 395.7 400.3 410.8 420.3 434.1 444.1
Nebraska 910.7 916.8 908.1 910.5 917.7 930.2 941.5 957.4
Nevada 1026.9 1051.4 1052 1088.3 1152.7 1223 1279.6 1292.5
New Hampshire 622 627.2 618.4 617.9 627.4 636.6 642.8 647.8
New Jersey 3994.5 3997.1 3983.9 3978.8 39991 4039.1 4071 4078.9
New Mexico 744.8 757.2 766.1 775.6 790.4 808.7 832.2 843.7
New York 8638 8594.6 8461.8 8409.8 8464.9 8537 8618.4 8734
North Carolina 3915.1 3893.6 3840 3792.4 3839.9 3918.7 4044.5 4149
North Dakota 327.7 329.7 329.8 332.6 337.9 344.7 352.2 358.4
Ohio 5624.6 5542.6 5445 5397.7 5408.4 5426.7 5435.8 5428
Oklahoma 1480.4 1493.9 1473.6 1445.3 1461.4 1499.5 1540 1568.4
Oregon 1617.8 1605.5 1585.3 1574.3 1606.7 1654.5 1703.5 1731.3
Pennsylvania 5691.3 5682.5 5643.5 5614 5646.9 5704.9 5758.8 5800.7
Rhode Island 476.7 478.4 479.4 484.3 488.5 491 493.3 492.6
South Carolina 1860.1 1824.3 1806.5 1809.6 1835.4 1868.9 1909.2 1947.5
South Dakota 377.9 378.7 377.5 378.4 383.7 390.1 398.6 406.5
Tennessee 2728.9 2688.3 2664.4 2662.7 2706.1 2743.1 2782.7 2797.4
Non-Farm Payroll-Thousands of Jobs
Total Employment
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics & Americans for Prosperity Foundation
Texas 9431.6 9513.7 9415.8 9369.8 9496.7 9739.5 10064.6 10392.9
Utah 1075.4 1081.3 1073.4 1074.1 1104.3 1148 1203.7 1253.3
Vermont 298.7 302.1 299.3 299.2 303 305.5 307.7 308.4
Virginia 3516.5 3517 3494.1 3497.5 3583.7 3664.4 3726.5 3761.4
Washington 2711.3 2697 2654.1 2657.5 2701 2777.1 2859.2 2933.6
West Virginia 735.8 735.2 733.1 727.6 736.9 746.5 756 758.3
Wisconsin 2833.8 2813.9 2782 2773.8 2804.5 2838.3 2861.5 2878.3
Wyoming 239.3 245.4 247.9 250 255.4 263.9 277.3 288.9
2008 2009 2010 2011 Growth 2000-2011 Rank Total Growth Rank
1992.1 1886.5 1870.8 1866.5 -3.35% 40 -64.7 38
322.1 320.9 325.1 328.8 15.86% 3 45 15
2619.5 2429.2 2382 2405.5 7.26% 12 162.8 4
1202.5 1164.8 1161.4 1160 0.12% 25 1.4 24
14995 14091.5 13936.7 14060.5 -2.95% 38 -427.7 48
2350.3 2245.6 2222.3 2255.3 1.87% 20 41.5 16
1699 1626.6 1608 1623.5 -4.12% 45 -69.7 40
436.8 416.6 413.8 417.3 -0.76% 32 -3.2 29
7735.7 7253.8 7195 7271.5 2.86% 18 202 2
4102.2 3880.9 3842.7 3880 -1.75% 35 -69.3 39
619.2 591.5 586.9 592.1 7.38% 11 40.7 17
648.8 609.9 603.6 606.8 8.43% 8 47.2 12
5949.4 5657.4 5612.7 5663.1 -6.31% 48 -381.7 47
2956.7 2786.8 2795.8 2830.3 -5.66% 47 -169.7 46
1524.4 1479.1 1469.3 1477.8 -0.04% 27 -0.6 27
1390.6 1342.7 1327.5 1337 -0.68% 31 -9.1 31
1851.7 1769.3 1770.4 1790.4 -2.01% 36 -36.7 36
1937.5 1901 1891.6 1916.7 -0.05% 28 -1 28
617.2 596.3 593 593.4 -1.67% 34 -10.1 33
2600 2523,7 2517.8 2548 3.78% 16 92.9 8
3290 3181.3 3190.8 3210.6 -3.57% 43 -118.7 44
4162.2 3870.6 3863.4 3935.7 -15.84% 50 -740.7 50
2763 2655.1 2641.2 2675.7 -0.34% 30 -9.2 32
1147.8 1096.4 1091.3 1090 -5.50% 46 -63.5 37
2789.1 2683.9 2650.5 2650.3 -3.58% 44 -98.4 43
444.8 428.9 427.5 426.1 8.89% 7 34.8 18
965 944.6 940.1 944 3.66% 17 33.3 19
1263.6 1148.3 1117.3 1125.1 9.56% 6 98.2 7
649.1 627.8 623.9 626.4 0.71% 21 4.4 23
4050.9 3894.9 3850.6 3856.2 -3.46% 42 -138.3 45
846.8 812.4 803.1 804.1 7.96% 9 59.3 11
8792.8 8555.7 8567 8683.4 0.53% 22 45.4 14
4139 3913 3879.1 3922.4 0.19% 24 7.3 22
367.3 366.7 376.1 394.2 20.29% 1 66.5 10
5362.4 5072.7 5034.7 5083.1 -9.63% 49 -541.5 49
1592.7 1541.8 1530.3 1550.3 4.72% 13 69.9 9
1718.4 1612.5 1602 1618.1 0.02% 26 0.3 26
5802.1 5618 5623.6 5687.1 -0.07% 29 -4.2 30
481.9 460.5 459.1 460.2 -3.46% 41 -16.5 34
1928.8 1816 1812.1 1832.1 -1.51% 33 -28 35
411.4 403.7 403.2 406.2 7.49% 10 28.3 20
2774.8 2619.9 2615.3 2656.3 -2.66% 37 -72.6 41
Non-Farm Payroll-Thousands of Jobs
Total Employment
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics & Americans for Prosperity Foundation
10604.5 10304.5 10340.9 10557.3 11.94% 5 1125.7 1
1252.5 1188.8 1182.5 1208.1 12.34% 4 132.7 5
307.2 297.3 297.6 299.6 0.30% 23 0.9 25
3762.9 3642.2 3638.1 3680.4 4.66% 14 163.9 3
2958.9 2822.4 2786.4 2820.5 4.03% 15 109.2 6
762 745.8 746.6 753.9 2.46% 19 18.1 21
2871 2744.1 2728.7 2740.7 -3.29% 39 -93.1 42
298.2 286.4 282.9 285.7 19.39% 2 46.4 13
State 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Alabama 1579.5 1556.8 1528.6 1517 1542.3 1582 1609.4 1629
Alaska 209.6 210.8 214.8 218.2 223.4 229 234 236.8
Arizona 1876.1 1887.6 1876.1 1904.5 1983.7 2107.8 2228.5 2255.7
Arkansas 967.9 960.1 950.9 946.6 957.7 974.2 991 993.7
California 12170.1 12219.9 12010.7 11966.8 12134.9 12381.2 12608 12679
Colorado 1876.8 1882.7 1828.8 1796.6 1821.1 1863.4 1911.9 1956.6
Connecticut 1451.3 1436.7 1415.6 1398.5 1407 1418.3 1434.7 1449
Delaware 363.9 363.2 358.3 358.4 367.4 373.3 377.1 377
Florida 6067.8 6136.3 6129.4 6197 6432.9 6718.8 6903.2 6895.9
Georgia 3352.3 3333.7 3246 3214.4 3263.8 3354.6 3429.5 3473
Hawaii 436.7 440.5 438.9 448.5 463.3 482 495.8 502.8
Idaho 450.8 457.6 456.2 459 473.7 496.1 522.3 538.2
Illinois 5205.2 5144.9 5022.9 4957.6 4971.3 5016.1 5087.3 5131.1
Indiana 2595.3 2523.4 2483.9 2472.7 2503.4 2529.1 2547.5 2554.6
Iowa 1235.1 1220.4 1203.4 1195.6 1212.7 1235.3 1257.2 1269.2
Kansas 1101.2 1100.8 1085.3 1062.8 1073.7 1082.4 1099.3 1121.8
Kentucky 1519.4 1493.3 1474.1 1470.8 1488.6 1510.5 1528.5 1543.4
Louisiana 1544.3 1541.6 1520.7 1526.3 1535.4 1517.9 1505.2 1560
Maine 503.9 506.1 503.4 503 507 507 510.2 513.5
Maryland 2005.1 2015 2015.7 2024.5 2055.2 2089.7 2118.3 2129.9
Massachusetts 2893.9 2899 2823.2 2772.5 2773.5 2786.6 2816.5 2847.9
Michigan 3995 3878.7 3800.3 3730.5 3719.3 3715.6 3661.2 3612.1
Minnesota 2277.3 2280.1 2250.5 2247.8 2269 2308.4 2342.2 2356.7
Mississippi 919.7 892.4 883.7 874.3 882.7 889.7 901.9 909
Missouri 2322.6 2301.7 2267.8 2248.3 2265.1 2305.9 2340.3 2354.8
Montana 307.2 307.6 310.8 314.5 324 334 346.3 356.8
Nebraska 756.3 760 749.2 751 757.8 769.2 779.3 795
Nevada 905.1 924.7 922 945.4 1015.1 1079.8 1130.4 1136.5
New Hampshire 538.5 541.4 530.1 527.8 537.2 545.2 550.7 554.5
New Jersey 3405.6 3394.5 3370.4 3356.9 3365.7 3397.5 3423.7 3431.2
New Mexico 561.7 571.7 575.2 580.5 592.1 607.4 634.5 648.9
New York 7170.8 7127.3 6969.7 6922.5 6981 7048.7 7133.1 7233
North Carolina 3300 3264.7 3205.7 3158.1 3195.3 3263 3372.2 3461.2
North Dakota 255.2 257 255.5 257.4 263.3 269.7 276.7 282.7
Ohio 4839.6 4748.6 4644.7 4595.1 4606.6 4627.1 4635.8 4630.9
Oklahoma 1192.7 1197.4 1172.7 1149.5 1159.6 1187.1 1218.9 1243.8
Oregon 1339.3 1323.7 1299.6 1294.5 1324.3 1369.4 1417.4 1441.6
Pennsylvania 4966.2 4954.3 4901.9 4865.7 4899.8 4957.2 5010.5 5053.1
Rhode Island 412.3 413.2 413.3 418 423 426.1 428.3 428.2
South Carolina 1536.2 1500.2 1479.6 1482 1509.4 1539.6 1576.9 1608.5
South Dakota 306.6 305.3 303.3 303.8 308.7 314.9 323.3 331
Tennessee 2329.9 2285.1 2254.2 2251.5 2290.8 2330.4 2365.8 2376.1
Private Sector Employment-Thousands of Jobs
Total Private Sector Employment
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics & Americans for Prosperity Foundation
Texas 7869.7 7927.5 7789.8 7723.8 7841.4 8056.2 8359.2 8660
Utah 890 891.2 878.5 877.5 905.4 945.7 999.3 1046.4
Vermont 249.3 251.9 248.5 247.2 250.6 252.5 254.1 254.5
Virginia 2891.8 2887.8 2859.2 2860 2932.8 3002.5 3051.7 3078.4
Washington 2228 2191.6 2137.9 2136.9 2177.4 2250.3 2329.2 2399.8
West Virginia 592.7 594.2 590.2 585.1 593.7 602.8 611.3 613
Wisconsin 2428.2 2400.2 2367.2 2361 2392.3 2423 2445.3 2462.4
Wyoming 178.5 183.9 185.3 186.5 190.8 198.8 211.8 221.7
2008 2009 2010 2011 Growth Rate Rank Total Growth Rank
1608.4 1502.5 1483.6 1486.2 -5.91% 45 -93.3 39
240 237.2 239.7 244 16.41% 3 34.4 12
2187.2 2006.2 1965.7 1995.1 6.34% 12 119 2
988.8 947.8 943.2 941.1 -2.77% 32 -26.8 33
12462.5 11611.9 11488.3 11661.8 -4.18% 39 -508.3 48
1966.2 1855.1 1828.4 1862.6 -0.76% 25 -14.2 29
1446.5 1378.4 1363.8 1384.7 -4.59% 42 -66.6 36
374 353.3 350 353.2 -2.94% 34 -10.7 26
6608.8 6139.2 6082.7 6176 1.78% 17 108.2 3
3411.5 3192.5 3163.6 3210.8 -4.22% 40 -141.5 44
494.2 465.8 461.7 467.3 7.01% 11 30.6 15
529.6 490.4 485 490.3 8.76% 7 39.5 10
5093.8 4799.8 4758.9 4826.4 -7.28% 46 -378.8 47
2516.2 2348.7 2358.7 2405.6 -7.31% 47 -189.7 46
1271.5 1224.2 1216.2 1228.2 -0.56% 24 -6.9 24
1130.6 1081.4 1065.3 1079.1 -2.01% 29 -22.1 31
1528.8 1444.9 1439.8 1460.05 -3.91% 36 -59.35 35
1573 1531.8 1525.3 1556.7 0.80% 20 12.4 20
512.8 492.6 489 492.1 -2.34% 31 -11.8 27
2112.2 2029.7 2016.2 2040.6 1.77% 18 35.5 11
2853 2743.4 2751.4 2776 -4.07% 37 -117.9 43
3512.1 3223.8 3227.8 3317.2 -16.97% 50 -677.8 50
2344.1 2237.8 2224.7 2267.6 -0.43% 22 -9.7 25
899.9 846.7 842.2 843.9 -8.24% 48 -75.8 37
2342.8 2232 2202.7 2212.9 -4.72% 43 -109.7 42
356.7 339.3 336.1 339.3 10.45% 6 32.1 14
801 776.1 770.5 775.8 2.58% 14 19.5 19
1102.4 990.8 963.6 975.5 7.78% 9 70.4 6
553.8 531.3 527.9 533.8 -0.87% 26 -4.7 23
3401.7 3242.5 3210.7 3236.3 -4.97% 44 -169.3 45
649.2 613.4 603.5 608.3 8.30% 8 46.6 9
7277.3 7031.9 7055.9 7195.3 0.34% 21 24.5 16
3433.3 3204.2 3173.2 3223.4 -2.32% 30 -76.6 38
291 288.8 296.5 315.1 23.47% 1 59.9 7
4566.2 4284.6 4254.5 4316.9 -10.80% 49 -522.7 49
1264 1202 1190.3 1214.3 1.81% 16 21.6 18
1420.4 1313.1 1302.2 1322.7 -1.24% 28 -16.6 30
5050.1 4858.4 4862.5 4943 -0.47% 23 -23.2 32
418.4 398.4 397.4 399.6 -3.08% 35 -12.7 28
1581.2 1468.4 1464.8 1491.9 -2.88% 33 -44.3 34
335.2 325.9 324.5 328.2 7.05% 10 21.6 17
2347.1 2191.4 2182.4 2224.4 -4.53% 41 -105.5 41
Private Sector Employment-Thousands of Jobs
Total Private Sector Employment
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics & Americans for Prosperity Foundation
8828.4 8486.6 8484.4 8743.2 11.10% 4 873.5 1
1040.8 974.2 964.8 988.4 11.06% 5 98.4 4
253 242.7 243.1 246.4 -1.16% 27 -2.9 22
3068.5 2942.1 2933.4 2969.9 2.70% 13 78.1 5
2412.6 2272.9 2236.4 2278.6 2.27% 15 50.6 8
615 595.8 593.7 602.1 1.59% 19 9.4 21
2449.1 2323.2 2309 2327.8 -4.13% 38 -100.4 40
228.8 214.8 210.4 212.4 18.99% 2 33.9 13
State 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Alabama 351.7 352 354.6 358.4 359.4 362.9 370.2 376.7
Alaska 74.2 78.5 80.2 81.2 80.9 80.8 81 81.1
Arizona 366.6 377.8 390.4 393.5 399.4 402.9 408.5 421
Arkansas 190.7 193.7 195.4 198.5 200.4 203.7 207.6 210.8
California 2318.1 2382 2447.1 2426.1 2397.7 2420.2 2452.3 2494.6
Colorado 337 344.1 355.4 356.2 358.5 362.6 367.2 374.7
Connecticut 241.8 244.4 249.3 246 242.8 243.8 245.9 249.2
Delaware 56.6 56.9 57.1 57.2 57.7 59.6 61 62
Florida 1001.7 1023.4 1039.2 1053 1066.2 1081.2 1099.3 1122.6
Georgia 597 609.6 623.5 630.6 634.7 646.7 659.6 672.5
Hawaii 114.6 114.5 117.9 119.1 120.1 119.6 121.3 122.1
Idaho 108.8 110.1 112 113 114.2 115.2 116.1 116.8
Illinois 839.6 850.4 861 853.2 844.6 845.9 845.5 849.3
Indiana 404.8 410 417 422.6 425.5 426 426.2 431.1
Iowa 243.3 245.2 244 244.8 244.6 245.2 247.1 249.9
Kansas 244.9 248.1 250.8 250.4 251.2 250.8 254.5 258.2
Kentucky 307.6 312.1 314.8 312.5 310 314 318.3 323.3
Louisiana 373.4 373.7 374.9 379.3 382.1 373.9 348 355.5
Maine 99.6 102 103.1 103.7 104.7 104.8 104.4 104.2
Maryland 449.9 456.7 464.7 462.4 462.7 466 471.1 478.4
Massachusetts 435.3 440.3 436.1 425.9 421.5 425 429 432.7
Michigan 681.4 685 686.6 685.4 679.7 674.1 665.3 655.7
Minnesota 407.6 409.3 414 412.5 412.1 414.9 415.9 414.6
Mississippi 233.8 237.5 240.1 240.8 242.1 240.8 239.4 244
Missouri 426.2 428.7 431.1 432.2 429.4 429.4 433.9 439.8
Montana 84.1 84.1 84.9 85.8 86.8 86.3 85.5 87.3
Nebraska 154.4 156.8 158.9 159.6 159.9 161 162.2 162.4
Nevada 121.7 126.8 130 133.9 137.6 143.2 149.2 156
New Hampshire 83.5 85.8 88.3 90.1 90.2 91.4 92.2 93.3
New Jersey 588.8 602.6 613.5 621.9 633.4 641.6 647.3 647.7
New Mexico 183 185.5 190.9 195.1 198.4 201.3 197.7 194.8
New York 1467.2 1467.3 1492.1 1487.3 1483.8 1489.3 1485.3 1501
North Carolina 615.1 628.9 634.4 634.3 644.6 655.7 672.3 687.8
North Dakota 72.5 72.8 74.2 75.3 74.6 75.1 75.5 75.7
Ohio 785 794 800.2 802.6 801.7 799.6 800.1 797.1
Oklahoma 287.7 296.4 300.9 295.8 301.9 312.4 321.1 325.4
Oregon 278.6 281.8 285.7 279.8 282.3 285.1 286.1 289.8
Pennsylvania 725.1 728.3 741.6 748.3 747.1 747.8 748.3 747.5
Rhode Island 64.3 65.2 66.1 66.2 65.5 64.9 64.9 64.4
South Carolina 323.9 324.1 326.9 327.6 326 329.3 332.4 339
South Dakota 71.2 73.4 74.2 74.6 75 75.3 75.3 75.5
Tennessee 399 403.2 410.3 411.1 415.2 412.7 416.9 421.3
Government Employment-Thousands of Jobs
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics & Americans for Prosperity Foundation
Total Government Employment
Texas 1561.9 1586.2 1626 1646.1 1655.3 1683.3 1705.4 1732.9
Utah 185.4 190.1 195 196.6 198.9 202.3 204.5 206.9
Vermont 49.4 50.2 50.8 52 52.3 53 53.7 53.9
Virginia 624.7 629.2 634.9 637.5 650.9 661.9 674.8 683
Washington 483.3 505.4 516.1 520.6 523.6 526.7 530 533.8
West Virginia 143.1 141 142.8 142.5 143.2 143.7 144.7 145.3
Wisconsin 405.6 413.7 414.8 412.9 412.2 415.3 415.2 416
Wyoming 60.7 61.5 62.7 63.5 64.5 65.1 65.4 67.1
2008 2009 2010 2011 Growth Rate Rank Total Growth Rank
383.8 384 387.2 380.4 8.16% 23 28.7 15
82.1 83.7 85.4 84.8 14.29% 8 10.6 30
432.3 423 416.3 410.4 11.95% 15 43.8 11
213.7 217 218.2 218.9 14.79% 7 28.2 16
2518.9 2479.6 2448.4 2398.7 3.48% 35 80.6 5
384.1 390.5 393.8 392.8 16.56% 5 55.8 9
252.5 248.2 244.2 238.8 -1.24% 46 -3 46
62.8 63.3 63.8 64.1 13.25% 11 7.5 35
1126.9 1114.6 1112.3 1095.5 9.36% 18 93.8 2
690.7 688.4 679.1 669.2 12.09% 14 72.2 6
125 125.7 125.2 124.7 8.81% 21 10.1 31
119.2 119.5 118.6 116.4 6.99% 27 7.6 34
855.6 857.6 853.8 836.7 -0.35% 45 -2.9 45
440.5 438.1 437.1 424.7 4.92% 34 19.9 20
252.9 254.8 253.1 249.6 2.59% 39 6.3 39
260 261.3 262.2 257.9 5.31% 30 13 25
322.9 324.5 330.7 329.9 7.25% 25 22.3 18
364.5 369.2 366.3 360 -3.59% 48 -13.4 48
104.4 103.7 103.9 101.3 1.71% 41 1.7 42
487.7 494 501.6 507.4 12.78% 12 57.5 8
437 438 439.4 434.6 -0.16% 44 -0.7 44
650 646.8 635.8 618.5 -9.23% 50 -62.9 50
418.9 417.3 416.5 408.1 0.12% 43 0.5 43
247.8 249.7 249 246.1 5.26% 32 12.3 28
446.3 451.9 447.7 437.4 2.63% 37 11.2 29
88.1 89.7 91.4 86.8 3.21% 36 2.7 41
163.9 168.5 169.6 168.2 8.94% 20 13.8 24
161.2 157.4 153.8 149.5 22.84% 1 27.8 17
95.4 96.5 95.9 92.6 10.90% 16 9.1 32
649.2 652.4 640 619.9 5.28% 31 31.1 14
197.6 199 199.6 195.9 7.05% 26 12.9 26
1515.5 1523.8 1511.2 1488.1 1.42% 42 20.9 19
705.7 708.8 705.9 699 13.64% 10 83.9 4
76.3 77.9 79.6 79.1 9.10% 19 6.6 38
769.2 788.1 782.3 766.2 -2.39% 47 -18.8 49
328.8 339.8 340 336 16.79% 4 48.3 10
298 299.5 299.8 295.4 6.03% 29 16.8 22
752 759.6 761.2 744.1 2.62% 38 19 21
63.5 62.1 61.7 60.6 -5.75% 49 -3.7 47
347.6 347.6 347.3 340.2 5.03% 33 16.3 23
76.2 77.8 78.7 78 9.55% 17 6.8 37
427.8 428.5 432.9 431.9 8.25% 22 32.9 13
Government Employment-Thousands of Jobs
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics & Americans for Prosperity Foundation
Total Government Employment
1776.2 1817.9 1856.5 1814.1 16.15% 6 252.2 1
211.7 214.7 217.7 219.6 18.45% 3 34.2 12
54.2 54.6 54.6 53.1 7.49% 24 3.7 40
694.4 700 704.7 710.4 13.72% 9 85.7 3
546.3 549.5 550 541.9 12.12% 13 58.6 7
147 150 152.9 151.8 6.08% 28 8.7 33
421.9 420.8 419.7 412.9 1.80% 40 7.3 36
69.4 71.5 72.6 73.3 20.76% 2 12.6 27
State 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Alabama 53.4 51.5 51.1 50.3 51 51.4 51.7 51.9
Alaska 17.1 16.8 16.8 17.1 17.2 17 16.7 16.8
Arizona 48.7 48.3 49.2 50.5 51 51.8 52.1 52.3
Arkansas 22.4 21.1 20.9 21 20.8 20.9 20.8 20.9
California 272.9 254.3 253.8 255.4 251 250.4 248.6 247
Colorado 54.8 52.9 53.2 53.5 52.9 52.7 52.2 52.1
Connecticut 23.5 21.6 21.2 20.8 20.1 19.9 19.7 19.6
Delaware 5.8 5.6 5.5 5.3 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.5
Florida 125 121.7 122.2 126.3 126.8 128.7 127.7 128
Georgia 97.7 95.8 95.6 94.4 92.8 93.9 94.9 95.4
Hawaii 30.9 30.1 30.7 31.6 31.5 31.3 31.8 31.8
Idaho 13.6 13.2 13.6 13.6 13.3 13.1 12.9 12.9
Illinois 100.6 93.9 92.6 92 89.8 89 87.8 87.2
Indiana 43.3 38.6 37.2 37.1 363.3 36.6 36.6 36.9
Iowa 20.8 19.5 19.3 19 18.2 18.1 18.1 18.2
Kansas 27.7 26.4 26.4 26.2 26 25.8 26.1 24.7
Kentucky 39.2 37.2 37.9 37.4 37.1 37.3 37.7 37.8
Louisiana 37.3 35.5 35.2 35.1 34.6 34 32.3 31.4
Maine 14.3 13.9 13.9 14.1 14.3 14.1 14.2 14.2
Maryland 126.9 126.8 128.3 128.2 126.9 125.8 125.2 124.9
Massachusetts 57 54 52.5 52 50.7 49.9 49.1 48.8
Michigan 60.4 56.2 55.8 56.1 55.5 54.7 54.1 53.7
Minnesota 36.1 33.7 33 34.2 33.8 33.2 32.9 33
Mississippi 27.1 26 25.8 25.8 25.5 25.6 26.2 26
Missouri 59.6 56.3 56.1 55.3 54.5 54.3 53.8 54.4
Montana 13.4 13.4 13.8 13.8 13.8 13.5 13.5 13.4
Nebraska 16.6 16 16.3 16.7 16.5 16.3 16.2 15.9
Nevada 15.2 14.8 15.6 16.5 16.5 16.8 16.8 16.9
New Hampshire 8.2 8.1 8.1 8 7.9 7.9 7.9 7.8
New Jersey 68.3 65.7 63.7 63.3 62.2 61.6 61.2 61.6
New Mexico 30.4 29.6 30 29.9 29.8 30 30.5 30.3
New York 147 138.2 138.2 135.1 130.1 128.6 126.7 126.7
North Carolina 67 62 62 61.4 61.1 61.1 62.2 63.2
North Dakota 9.5 9.9 9.9 10.1 10.1 10 10 9.7
Ohio 87.2 82.6 81.1 79.5 78.2 77.3 76.5 76.7
Oklahoma 47.9 46.2 46.3 46.1 46.1 45.9 45.8 45.3
Oregon 31.6 30 29.8 30.7 30.3 29.7 29 29.1
Pennsylvania 114.3 109.1 108.5 108 107.6 106.7 105.6 104.3
Rhode Island 10.8 10.5 10.2 10.2 10 9.9 10 9.9
South Carolina 31.3 28.6 28.4 28.1 28.2 28.6 29.3 29.6
South Dakota 11.4 11 11.2 11.3 11.2 11.2 11.1 11.1
Tennessee 53.6 51.5 51.8 51.3 50.2 49.2 48.8 48.8
Total Federal Employment
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics & Americans for Prosperity Foundation
Government Employment-Thousands of Jobs
Texas 186.2 178.4 179 180.4 180.6 181.9 185.4 186.3
Utah 32.8 33.9 35.5 35.7 34.8 35.3 35.9 35.5
Vermont 6.1 5.8 5.9 6.3 6.3 6.1 6 5.9
Virginia 153 147.3 146.6 147.7 151.7 151.8 154.5 156.6
Washington 69.9 67.9 69.2 70.2 69.8 69.5 69.3 68.7
West Virginia 22.5 21.7 21.9 21.9 21.8 21.9 22.1 22.6
Wisconsin 32.6 30.1 29.9 29.8 29.6 292.2 29.2 29.2
Wyoming 7.4 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.6 7.5 7.3 7.3
2008 2009 2010 2011 Growth Rate Rank Total Growth Rank
52.5 54 58.5 57.5 7.68% 8 4.1 7
16.9 17.1 17.5 17 -0.58% 27 -0.1 27
54.4 56.7 60 56.9 16.84% 1 8.2 5
21.2 21.8 22.9 21 -6.25% 33 -1.4 33
248.3 251.2 268.4 255.1 -6.52% 34 -17.8 49
52.4 53.5 56.2 54.8 0.00% 24 0 24
19.5 19.3 19.7 18 -23.40% 50 -5.5 41
5.6 5.8 6.1 5.8 0.00% 24 0 24
129.7 132.7 142.3 133.9 7.12% 9 8.9 4
98.2 101.4 107.6 104.6 7.06% 10 6.9 6
32.2 33.3 34.8 34.8 12.62% 5 3.9 8
13.2 13.5 13.5 12.6 -7.35% 35 -1 31
87.1 87.2 91.7 85.6 -14.91% 45 -15 48
37.9 39 42.2 38.3 -11.55% 42 -5 40
18.3 18.5 19.1 18 -13.46% 44 -2.8 35
25.2 25.9 28.2 27.2 -1.81% 28 -0.5 28
38.6 40.2 42.5 40.9 4.34% 16 1.7 14
31.6 32 33.6 31.6 -15.28% 46 -5.7 42
14.6 14.9 15.6 14.7 2.80% 20 0.4 19
127.1 131.8 139.9 145 14.26% 4 18.1 2
48.9 48.8 50.5 47.9 -15.96% 47 -9.1 45
53.4 54.5 57.3 53.1 -12.09% 43 -7.3 44
33.5 33.8 34.8 32.3 -10.53% 41 -3.8 39
26.6 26.5 27.3 25.9 -4.43% 30 -1.2 32
55.5 57.4 59.5 57.4 -3.69% 29 -2.2 34
13.6 14 14.8 13.8 2.99% 19 0.4 18
16.1 16.5 17.3 16.6 0.00% 24 0 24
17.3 17.7 18.5 17.4 14.47% 2 2.2 12
7.8 7.8 8 7.4 -9.76% 38 -0.8 30
59.9 59.6 61.5 54.6 -20.06% 49 -13.7 47
30.7 31.9 33.7 32.5 6.91% 11 2.1 13
126.8 126.8 132.5 120.8 -17.82% 48 -26.2 50
65.4 67.6 72 69.6 3.88% 17 2.6 11
9.6 9.7 10.2 9.6 1.05% 22 0.1 22
77.4 78.7 84.6 80.3 -7.91% 36 -6.9 43
45.2 46.6 50.4 49.4 3.13% 18 1.5 15
29.5 29.9 30.5 28.8 -8.86% 37 -2.8 35
104.2 105.4 109.6 103 -9.89% 39 -11.3 46
10.1 10.3 10.6 10.2 -5.56% 31 -0.6 29
30.4 31.5 34.4 32.7 4.47% 14 1.4 16
11.2 11.7 11.9 11.5 0.88% 23 0.1 22
49.4 50.1 52.4 50.3 -6.16% 32 -3.3 38
Total Federal Employment
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics & Americans for Prosperity Foundation
Government Employment-Thousands of Jobs
191.1 197.8 209.7 201.4 8.16% 7 15.2 3
35.3 36.3 38 36.3 10.67% 6 3.5 10
6.2 6.6 6.8 6.4 4.92% 13 0.3 20
159.9 166.2 174.2 174.9 14.31% 3 21.9 1
70 72.8 75.5 73.6 5.29% 12 3.7 9
22.9 23.6 24.3 23.5 4.44% 15 1 17
29.6 30.1 31.4 29.3 -10.12% 40 -3.3 37
7.4 7.8 8.1 7.6 2.70% 21 0.2 21
State 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Alabama 95.7 96.6 98.7 101.2 100 100.6 104.5 107.2
Alaska 22.1 22.9 23.8 24.1 24.1 24.2 24.6 24.7
Arizona 87 88.2 88.7 86.6 87.3 85.3 84.8 88.1
Arkansas 62.8 64.3 64.7 65.5 66.5 68.1 69.8 71.5
California 443.4 461.1 472.1 471.7 462.6 463.3 473.6 486.6
Colorado 78.6 80 81.9 80.3 81.5 82.3 82.5 84.7
Connecticut 68.8 69.6 70.2 66.2 64 64.6 66.2 68.5
Delaware 28.3 28.8 29.3 29.2 29 30.2 31.1 31.5
Florida 210.3 211.3 208.5 210.1 208.2 208.1 210.7 214.7
Georgia 147.7 150.1 152.4 154.6 153.4 156.2 158 159.2
Hawaii 66.9 67.3 70.1 70.6 71.5 71.2 72 72.4
Idaho 28.3 28.7 28.8 28.6 29.1 29 29.1 29.3
Illinois 165.5 168.8 168.2 157.4 154.8 153.7 151.5 152.3
Indiana 105.9 109.1 111.2 113 114.2 113.9 111.9 112.8
Iowa 64.3 64.7 63.1 64.1 64 63.8 64.1 65.3
Kansas NA 52.5 52.8 52.5 53 52.7 53.5 53.9
Kentucky 95 97.4 99.5 98.4 96.5 97.7 98.8 100.7
Louisiana 116.6 114.7 115.9 117.6 119.8 118.5 108.1 112.3
Maine 26.7 27.5 27.9 27.7 28.4 28.7 28 27.8
Maryland 104 107 108.9 106.6 106.9 107.5 107.7 108
Massachusetts 114.8 118.2 113.4 111.1 109.4 111.8 114.2 115.9
Michigan 169.9 173.9 174.1 169.8 169.6 168.4 170.6 169.5
Minnesota 88.9 87.8 89 89 90.7 93.6 95.4 97
Mississippi 61.9 62.2 62.1 61.3 61.2 58.9 58 59.4
Missouri 108.2 108.1 106.1 108.2 106.7 103.6 105.1 106.1
Montana 24.2 23.9 24.3 24.7 24.9 25.3 26 25.6
Nebraska 38.9 39.9 39.4 38.6 38.6 39 39.2 39
Nevada 29.3 30.8 31.5 32.1 33.4 34.3 35 36.6
New Hampshire 21.4 22.5 22.6 23.2 23 23.5 23.9 24.3
New Jersey 135.3 140.3 140.6 142.8 148.1 151.2 153.3 152.4
New Mexico 62.1 62.8 64.4 66.5 67.3 68.4 62.9 59.5
New York 261.2 264.8 267.3 263.2 261 260.8 258.4 261.4
North Carolina 177.5 184.8 182.9 178.8 184.2 188.5 192.1 196.1
North Dakota 20.4 20.8 21.2 21.8 21.9 22.3 22.7 23
Ohio 163.7 165.1 164.1 165.1 166.1 168.6 168.8 167.2
Oklahoma 78.6 80.4 81.4 79.8 81.1 82.4 83.4 83.7
Oregon 71 72.5 74.5 73 74.3 75.6 75 74.5
Pennsylvania 153.2 156.6 161.4 161.3 160.4 160.3 160.8 160.9
Rhode Island 18.2 18.2 18.1 17.7 17.4 17.4 17.5 17.3
South Carolina 102.4 101.8 100.4 99.1 97 95.1 95.5 98.1
South Dakota 16.6 17 17.1 17.1 17.4 17.7 17.7 17.7
Tennessee 93.6 95.3 97.5 96.1 95.7 97 98.5 98.4
Total State Government Employment
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics & Americans for Prosperity Foundation
Government Employment-Thousands of Jobs
Texas 327.5 334.1 342.3 342.1 340.2 348.6 352.3 357.3
Utah 57.5 58.9 59.3 59.3 60.7 62.1 62.7 63.1
Vermont 16.1 16.4 16.4 16.8 17.1 17.5 17.8 18.1
Virginia 144.8 146.4 144.8 142.9 145.7 149.4 152.6 153
Washington 140.2 143.9 146.1 146.3 147.7 148.3 148.5 148.9
West Virginia 45.2 45.1 45.8 45.9 46.3 46.6 46.2 46
Wisconsin 97.9 100.7 99.7 100.2 101.4 102 103.2 103.4
Wyoming 13.6 14 14.5 14.8 15.5 15.5 15.3 15.5
2008 2009 2010 2011 Growth Rate Rank Total Growth Rank
110.7 110.9 111.2 108.6 13.48% 11 12.9 6
24.9 25.4 25.9 25.9 17.19% 6 3.8 27
90 84.3 81.8 81.9 -5.86% 45 -5.1 46
72.7 74.8 75.2 76.3 21.50% 3 13.5 5
491.3 490.7 483.5 483.7 9.09% 17 40.3 1
87.8 90.7 93 95.4 21.37% 4 16.8 4
70.2 68.5 67.4 67.1 -2.47% 42 -1.7 43
31.9 32.5 32.2 32.5 14.84% 8 4.2 25
213.9 214.8 217.2 215.2 2.33% 33 4.9 22
163.2 162.2 156.5 155.7 5.42% 27 8 15
74.3 73.7 71.7 71.4 6.73% 24 4.5 23
29.8 30 28.6 28.2 -0.35% 39 -0.1 38
150.4 148.8 148.9 148.1 -10.51% 49 -17.4 50
116.2 114.9 114 111 4.82% 28 5.1 21
66.8 66.8 64.9 64.1 -0.31% 38 -0.2 39
53.4 53.2 53.1 52.9 0.76% 35 0.4 36 Note that Kansas data was not available for 2000, comparsions based on 2001
98.9 98.8 101.6 100.9 6.21% 25 5.9 19
115.7 116.4 110.9 107.1 -8.15% 48 -9.5 49
27.9 27.6 27.5 27.1 1.50% 34 0.4 35
109.3 110.9 113.1 113.7 9.33% 16 9.7 9
117.3 120 123.5 122.9 7.06% 23 8.1 14
173.1 178.8 178.8 176.7 4.00% 31 6.8 17
99 99.2 99.6 98.6 10.91% 13 9.7 10
60.7 61.8 61.6 60.3 -2.58% 43 -1.6 42
107.3 108 105.2 100.9 -6.75% 46 -7.3 47
25.7 25.9 25.9 24.3 0.41% 36 0.1 37
39.1 40.8 41 40.7 4.63% 29 1.8 31
37.2 36.8 36.9 36.3 23.89% 2 7 16
25 25.2 25.2 24.7 15.42% 7 3.3 29
154.1 153.2 150.9 146.7 8.43% 19 11.4 7
59.7 59.3 58.6 58.5 -5.80% 44 -3.6 45
262.7 261.2 260.8 262.1 0.34% 37 0.9 34
199.1 198.4 197.1 196.3 10.59% 14 18.8 3
23.2 24.1 24.6 24.7 21.08% 5 4.3 24
165.7 162.6 161.6 162.3 -0.86% 40 -1.4 40
84.1 85.1 83.8 84.8 7.89% 20 6.2 18
76.6 78.2 79.7 80.6 13.52% 10 9.6 11
162.4 163 162.5 159 3.79% 32 5.8 20
16.4 15.9 16 16.1 -11.54% 50 -2.1 44
100.2 97.9 96.8 95.1 -7.13% 47 -7.3 48
17.8 18.2 18.3 18.3 10.24% 15 1.7 32
98.5 98.2 98.4 97.4 4.06% 30 3.8 26
Total State Government Employment
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics & Americans for Prosperity Foundation
Government Employment-Thousands of Jobs
362 368.2 375.6 366 11.76% 12 38.5 2
64.4 64.1 64.5 65.9 14.61% 9 8.4 12
18.1 17.8 17.5 17.5 8.70% 18 1.4 33
154 152.9 153.8 155.7 7.53% 21 10.9 8
152.7 151.5 151.4 148.5 5.92% 26 8.3 13
46.6 47.6 49.2 48.6 7.52% 22 3.4 28
103.8 99.9 99.2 96.5 -1.43% 41 -1.4 41
16.1 16.5 16.7 16.9 24.26% 1 3.3 30
Note that Kansas data was not available for 2000, comparsions based on 2001
State 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Alabama 202.7 203.9 204.9 206.8 208.5 210.9 214 217.7
Alaska 35 38.8 39.7 39.9 39.6 39.6 39.7 39.6
Arizona 230.9 241.3 252.5 256.3 261.1 265.9 271.6 280.7
Arkansas 105.5 108.2 109.7 112 113.1 114.7 117 118.4
California 1601.8 1666.5 1721.2 1699 1684.1 1706.4 1730 1761
Colorado 203.6 211.2 220.3 222.4 224.2 227.6 232.6 237.8
Connecticut 149.5 153.2 157.9 159 158.7 159.3 160.1 161.1
Delaware 22.4 22.5 22.4 22.7 23.3 24 24.6 24.9
Florida 666.4 690.3 708.5 716.7 731.3 744.4 760.8 779.9
Georgia 351.6 363.6 375.5 381.6 388.5 396.5 406.8 417.9
Hawaii 16.7 17.1 17.1 16.9 17.1 17.2 17.5 17.9
Idaho 66.9 68.1 69.7 70.7 71.8 73.1 74.2 74.6
Illinois 573.3 587.6 600.3 603.9 600 603.2 606.2 609.8
Indiana 255.5 262.3 268.6 272.5 275 275.8 227.8 281.4
Iowa 158.1 161.1 161.6 161.8 162.3 163.4 164.8 166.3
Kansas 169.1 171.7 171.6 172.2 172.2 174.9 179.7
Kentucky 173.4 177.5 177.4 176.7 176.4 179.1 181.8 184.8
Louisiana 219.3 223.4 223.9 226.5 227.8 221.5 207.6 211.7
Maine 58.5 60.6 61.2 61.9 62.1 61.9 62.3 62.2
Maryland 219 223 227.5 227.7 228.9 232.7 238.2 245.5
Massachusetts 263.4 268.2 270.1 262.7 261.4 263.3 265.7 268
Michigan 451.1 454.8 456.8 459.5 454.6 451 440.6 432.5
Minnesota 282.6 287.9 292 289.2 287.7 288.1 287.7 284.6
Mississippi NA NA 152.3 153.7 155.5 156.3 155.3 158.5
Missouri 258.4 260.3 264.8 268.7 268.3 271.6 275 279.3
Montana 46.4 46.8 46.8 47.3 48 47.4 46.1 48.3
Nebraska 99 100.9 103.2 104.3 104.8 105.7 106.7 107.5
Nevada 77 81.1 83.7 86.3 88.7 93.1 98.4 103.5
New Hampshire 53.8 55.2 57.6 58.9 59.4 60 60.5 61.2
New Jersey 385.1 396.5 409.2 415.9 423.1 428.8 432.8 433.7
New Mexico 90.4 93.1 96.6 98.7 101.3 102.8 104.2 105.1
New York 1059 1064.2 1086.6 1088.9 1092.7 1099.9 1100.2 1112.9
North Carolina 370.5 382.1 389.6 394 399.2 406.1 418 428.5
North Dakota 42.3 42.6 43.2 43.5 42.6 42.7 42.9 42.9
Ohio 534 546.3 555 558.1 557.5 553.7 554.8 553.2
Oklahoma 161.2 169.7 173.3 169.9 174.7 184.2 192 196.3
Oregon 176 179.4 181.4 176.2 177.8 179.8 182.2 186.2
Pennsylvania 457.6 462.6 471.7 479 479.1 480.7 481.9 482.4
Rhode Island 35.3 36.6 37.7 38.3 38.1 37.6 37.4 37.3
South Carolina 190.1 193.6 198.1 200.3 200.8 205.6 207.5 211.4
South Dakota 43.2 45.3 45.9 46.2 46.4 46.4 46.5 46.8
Tennessee 251.7 256.4 260.9 263.7 269.3 266.5 269.6 274.1
Total Local Government Employment
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics & Americans for Prosperity Foundation
Government Employment-Thousands of Jobs
Texas 1048.3 1073.6 1104.7 1123.6 1134.6 1152.7 1167.8 1189.2
Utah 95.1 97.3 100.2 101.5 103.4 105 105.9 108.3
Vermont 27.2 28 28.5 28.9 28.9 29.5 29.9 29.8
Virginia 326.8 335.6 343.5 346.9 353.6 360.7 367.7 373.4
Washington 273.1 293.6 300.8 304.1 306.2 308.9 312.2 316.2
West Virginia 75.4 74.1 75.2 74.7 75.1 75.2 76.4 76.7
Wisconsin 275 283 285.2 282.8 281.2 284.1 282.8 283.4
Wyoming 39.6 40.1 40.7 41 41.5 42.2 42.9 44.3
2008 2009 2010 2011 Growth Rate Rank Total Growth Rank
220.6 219.1 217.5 214.2 5.67% 33 11.5 27
40.3 41.2 42 41.9 19.71% 5 6.9 33
287.9 282 274.5 271.6 17.63% 7 40.7 9
119.8 120.4 120.2 121.7 15.36% 11 16.2 22
1779.3 1737.7 1696.5 1659.9 3.63% 37 58.1 4
244 246.3 244.7 242.6 19.16% 5 39 11
162.8 160.4 157.1 153.7 2.81% 36 4.2 37
25.3 25 25.4 25.8 15.18% 10 3.4 38
783.4 767.1 752.8 746.4 12.00% 15 80 2
429.2 424.8 415 408.9 16.30% 8 57.3 5
18.5 18.7 18.7 18.5 10.78% 16 1.8 43
76.2 76 76.4 75.6 13.00% 10 8.7 31
618 621.6 613.2 603 5.18% 26 29.7 14
286.4 284.2 281 275.4 7.79% 18 19.9 20
167.8 169.5 169.1 167.6 6.01% 20 9.5 29
181.4 182.2 180.9 177.9 5.20% 23 13.6 24 Note that Kansas data was not available for 2000, comparsions based on 2001
185.5 185.5 186.6 188.2 8.54% 16 14.8 23
217.3 220.7 221.9 221.3 0.91% 27 2 42
61.9 61.2 60.8 59.5 1.71% 26 1 44
251.3 251.3 248.6 248.6 13.52% 9 29.6 15
270.8 269.1 265.4 263.8 0.15% 25 0.4 45
423.5 413.5 399.7 388.7 -13.83% 28 -62.4 49
286.4 284.4 281.9 277.2 -1.91% 25 -5.4 47
160.5 161.5 160.2 159.9 4.99% 21 7.9 32
283.6 286.6 283 279.2 8.05% 15 20.8 19
48.9 49.7 50.6 48.7 4.96% 20 2.3 40
108.7 111.2 111.3 110.9 12.02% 11 11.9 26
106.8 102.9 98.2 95.9 24.55% 2 18.9 21
62.6 63.5 62.7 60.5 12.45% 9 6.7 34
435.2 439.6 429.1 418.6 8.70% 11 33.5 12
107.3 107.8 106.7 10.49 -88.40% 20 -79.91 50
1126.1 1135.8 1117.9 1105.2 4.36% 17 46.2 8
441.2 442.8 435.6 433.1 16.90% 6 62.6 3
43.4 44.1 44.8 44.9 6.15% 11 2.6 39
553.1 546.8 533.9 523.6 -1.95% 15 -10.4 48
199.4 208.1 205.8 201.8 25.19% 1 40.6 10
191.8 191.4 189.5 186 5.68% 11 10 28
485.4 491.3 489.1 482.1 5.35% 11 24.5 16
37 35.9 35.1 34.4 -2.55% 12 -0.9 46
217.1 218.2 216.2 212.3 11.68% 7 22.2 18
47.1 47.9 48.4 48.1 11.34% 7 4.9 35
279.9 280.2 281.8 284.1 12.87% 6 32.4 13
Total Local Government Employment
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics & Americans for Prosperity Foundation
Government Employment-Thousands of Jobs
1223.1 1251.9 1272.2 1246.7 18.93% 3 198.4 1
112 114.2 115.3 117.5 23.55% 1 22.4 17
29.9 30.2 30.3 29.3 7.72% 4 2.1 41
380.5 380.9 376.5 379.8 16.22% 3 53 6
323.6 325.2 323 319.9 17.14% 2 46.8 7
77.5 78.9 79.2 79.7 5.70% 2 4.3 36
288.4 290.8 289.2 287 4.36% 2 12 25
45.9 47.3 47.7 48.8 23.23% 1 9.2 30
Note that Kansas data was not available for 2000, comparsions based on 2001

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