State and Local Governments Employ 16.6 Million Full-Time Equivalent Employees in 2010

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Press Release, CB11-146, August 30, 2011

The 90,740 state and local governments across the country had 16.6 million full-time equivalent employees in 2010, 203,321 fewer than were employed in 2009, according to estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The majority of these employees, 9.0 million, worked in education, followed by those working in hospitals (986,471) police protection (946,196) and corrections (731,692).

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