Census Bureau Reports State and Local Government Employment Remains at 16.6 Million

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Press Release, CB10-132, Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Many States Show Wide Variation in Government Employment From 2008 to 2009

The nation’s 89,526 state and local governments employed 16.6 million full-time equivalent employees in 2009, statistically unchanged from 2008, according to government employment data released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Part-time employees numbered 4.7 million, not statistically different from 2008.

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