Table 2. State and Local Government Employment in 2004 as a Share of Total Employment in State

Table 2. State and Local Government Employment in 2004 as a Share of Total Employment in State
April 1, 2006
Table 2. State and Local Government Employment
in 2004 as a Share of Total Employment in State
  Total Education Safety Welfare Services Other
All states 11.3% 6.1% 1.7% 1.5% 1.3% 0.8%
Alaska 16.6% 8.3% 1.8% 1.6% 2.7% 2.2%
D.C. 16.2% 4.5% 3.3% 2.3% 4.6% 1.6%
Wyoming 16.1% 8.2% 1.7% 2.9 2.0% 1.3%
Mississippi 15.0% 8.1% 1.7% 3.0% 1.4% 0.8%
Louisiana 14.6% 7.5% 2.2% 2.4% 1.6% 0.9%
New Mexico 14.5% 8.0% 2.0% 2.0% 1.5% 1.1%
New York 13.4% 6.2% 2.3% 2.3% 1.8% 0.9%
Alabama 13.2% 6.7% 1.5% 2.6% 1.5% 0.8%
West Virginia 13.0% 7.1% 1.4% 1.4% 1.9% 1.2%
Kansas 12.8% 7.6% 1.5% 1.3% 1.4% 1.0%
Kentucky 12.7% 7.6% 1.5% 1.5% 1.3% 0.8%
South Carolina 12.6% 6.7% 1.7% 2.2% 1.3% 0.7%
Arkansas 12.3% 7.2% 1.6% 1.4% 1.4% 0.8%
Oklahoma 12.3% 7.0% 1.6% 1.7% 1.3% 0.8%
Texas 12.3% 7.4% 1.7% 1.4% 1.2% 0.6%
Nebraska 12.0% 6.3% 1.2% 1.6% 2.1% 0.8%
Hawaii 12.0% 6.1% 1.8% 1.4% 1.4% 1.3%
Iowa 11.9% 7.1% 1.1% 1.7% 1.3% 0.8%
Georgia 11.9% 6.8% 1.8% 1.5% 1.2% 0.7%
New Jersey 11.9% 6.5% 2.0% 1.2% 1.3% 0.9%
North Dakota 11.8% 6.6% 1.0% 1.4% 1.7% 1.0%
Montana 11.7% 6.6% 1.3% 1.2% 1.6% 1.0%
Delaware 11.7% 6.1% 1.7% 1.5% 1.3% 1.0%
Idaho 11.7% 6.4% 1.4% 1.7% 1.3% 0.9%
Maine 11.6% 6.9% 1.3% 1.0% 1.3% 1.1%
Tennessee 11.6% 6.0% 1.6% 1.8% 1.5% 0.7%
Virginia 11.4% 6.6% 1.6% 1.1% 1.1% 0.9%
North Carolina 11.3% 5.8% 1.5% 2.1% 1.1% 0.8%
Ohio 11.3% 6.2% 1.7% 1.4% 1.1% 0.7%
Vermont 11.2% 7.2% 1.0% 0.8% 1.2% 1.1%
Utah 11.2% 6.5% 1.3% 1.3% 1.3% 0.8%
Indiana 11.0% 6.5% 1.5% 1.5% 1.0% 0.6%
Missouri 10.9% 5.9% 1.7% 1.5% 1.2% 0.7%
California 10.8% 5.4% 1.6% 1.6% 1.2% 0.9%
Connecticut 10.7% 6.2% 1.6% 1.3% 0.8% 0.8%
Washington 10.6% 5.0% 1.4% 1.6% 1.8% 0.9%
Illinois 10.6% 6.0% 1.7% 1.0% 1.3% 0.6%
Michigan 10.6% 6.6% 1.4% 1.0% 0.8% 0.7%
Oregon 10.5% 5.3% 1.5% 1.4% 1.3% 1.0%
South Dakota 10.5% 6.2% 1.0% 1.0% 1.3% 1.0%
Colorado 10.4% 5.8% 1.4% 1.1% 1.3% 0.7%
Florida 10.3% 4.9% 2.0% 1.2% 1.3% 0.8%
Arizona 10.3% 5.6% 1.9% 0.7% 1.2% 0.9%
Maryland 10.2% 5.6% 1.6% 1.1% 1.1% 0.8%
Massachusetts 10.0% 5.7% 1.7% 1.0% 0.9% 0.7%
Wisconsin 9.8% 5.7% 1.4% 1.0% 0.9% 0.8%
Minnesota 9.8% 5.7% 1.0% 1.3% 1.1% 0.8%
New Hampshire 9.8% 5.9% 1.2% 0.9% 0.9% 0.9%
Pennsylvania 9.6% 5.3% 1.4% 1.1% 1.1% 0.7%
Rhode Island 9.5% 5.2% 1.5% 1.0% 0.9% 0.8%
Nevada 8.6% 4.1% 1.6% 1.0% 1.1% 0.8%
Source: Author's calculation based on U.S. Bureau of the Census data. See Table 1 for items included in each budget area.