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Local Government Employment Growth Excel file

Rank,
2000-
2008
State
Growth, 2000-2008
2008
Rank, 2007-2008
Growth, 2007-2008
Rank, 2005-2008
Growth, 2005-2008
34 Alabama 8.73% 220.4 30 1.24% 22 4.50%
12 Alaska 16.48% 41 18 1.99% 36 2.50%
3 Arizona 25.34% 289.4 8 3.10% 4 8.84%
18 Arkansas 14.03% 120.3 22 1.60% 18 4.88%
25 California 11.11% 1779.7 35 1.06% 23 4.30%
6 Colorado 19.89% 244.1 9 2.65% 8 7.25%
32 Connecticut 8.83% 162.7 37 0.99% 40 2.13%
21 Delaware 13.39% 25.4 16 2.01% 12 5.83%
11 Florida 17.74% 784.6 42 0.60% 16 5.40%
4 Georgia 22.77% 431.9 11 2.35% 5 8.11%
27 Hawaii 10.78% 18.5 6 3.35% 7 7.56%
20 Idaho 13.90% 76.2 14 2.14% 26 4.24%
35 Illinois 7.69% 617.4 29 1.25% 38 2.35%
23 Indiana 11.90% 285.9 23 1.60% 27 3.66%
39 Iowa 6.14% 167.8 40 0.90% 35 2.69%
#VALUE! Kansas n.a 181.7 34 1.11% 14 5.52%
36 Kentucky 6.86% 185.3 46 0.27% 28 3.46%
49 Louisiana -1.60% 215.8 19 1.94% 50 -2.57%
41 Maine 5.30% 61.6 49 -0.96% 47 -0.48%
17 Maryland 14.61% 251 12 2.24% 6 7.86%
45 Massachusetts 2.89% 271 32 1.12% 32 2.92%
50 Michigan -6.14% 423.4 50 -2.10% 51 -6.12%
48 Minnesota 1.20% 286 43 0.49% 48 -0.73%
24 Mississippi 11.13% 160.7 26 1.39% 34 2.82%
30 Missouri 9.60% 283.2 25 1.40% 25 4.27%
40 Montana 5.60% 49 24 1.45% 29 3.38%
29 Nebraska 9.80% 108.7 33 1.12% 33 2.84%
1 Nevada 39.22% 107.2 4 3.57% 1 15.15%
16 New Hampshire 15.24% 62 28 1.31% 30 3.33%
19 New Jersey 14.00% 439 31 1.22% 37 2.38%
8 New Mexico 18.58% 107.2 17 2.00% 24 4.28%
37 New York 6.18% 1124.4 36 1.03% 39 2.23%
7 North Carolina 19.30% 442 7 3.15% 3 8.84%
47 North Dakota 2.36% 43.3 38 0.93% 41 1.41%
44 Ohio 3.58% 553.1 47 -0.02% 46 -0.11%
5 Oklahoma 21.59% 196 30 1.24% 11 6.70%
31 Oregon 9.55% 192.8 5 3.54% 9 7.23%
38 Pennsylvania 6.16% 485.8 41 0.70% 45 1.06%
2 Puerto Rico 27.85% 66.1 1 5.59% 15 5.42%
42 Rhode Island 5.10% 37.1 48 -0.54% 49 -1.33%
22 South Carolina 13.11% 213.9 13 2.20% 20 4.75%
33 South Dakota 8.80% 47 44 0.43% 43 1.29%
26 Tennessee 10.97% 279.3 20 1.90% 19 4.80%
15 Texas 16.13% 1217.4 10 2.37% 13 5.61%
10 Utah 18.09% 112.3 3 3.69% 10 6.95%
28 Vermont 9.9% 29.9 45 0.3% 42 1.4%
13 Virginia 16.28% 380 21 1.77% 17 5.35%
9 Washington 18.24% 322.9 15 2.12% 21 4.53%
46 West Virginia 2.65% 77.4 39 0.91% 31 2.93%
43 Wisconsin 4.44% 287.2 27 1.34% 44 1.09%
14 Wyoming 16.16% 46 2 3.84% 2 9.00%
U.S. Average 11.8% 1.6% 4.0%