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Public Sector Employment Growth Excel file

Rank,
growth
2000-2008
State
Growth,
2000-2008
2008 Total
Rank, growth
2007-2008
Growth,
2007-2008
Rank, growth
2005-2008
Growth,
2005-2008
20 Alabama 8.96% 383.2 16 1.73% 6 5.59%
13 Alaska 11.29% 82.8 23 1.35% 32 1.97%
2 Arizona 18.28% 433.6 2 2.99% 3 7.62%
12 Arkansas 12.38% 214.3 19 1.66% 8 5.20%
21 California 8.68% 2519.3 30 0.99% 18 4.09%
6 Colorado 14.01% 384.2 5 2.54% 5 5.96%
37 Connecticut 4.34% 252.3 25 1.24% 23 3.49%
17 Delaware 9.54% 62 24 1.31% 15 4.38%
11 Florida 12.62% 1128.1 43 0.49% 16 4.34%
3 Georgia 16.13% 693.5 6 2.50% 4 6.76%
19 Hawaii 9.08% 125 9 2.38% 14 4.52%
16 Idaho 9.56% 119.2 13 2.05% 24 3.47%
44 Illinois 1.83% 855 38 0.67% 40 1.08%
22 Indiana 8.67% 439.9 14 2.04% 25 3.26%
38 Iowa 3.95% 252.9 26 1.20% 27 3.14%
29 Kansas 6.25% 260.2 36 0.77% 20 3.75%
33 Kentucky 4.84% 322.5 47 -0.25% 30 2.71%
48 Louisiana -2.70% 363.3 11 2.19% 48 -2.83%
36 Maine 4.52% 104.1 46 -0.10% 45 -0.67%
23 Maryland 8.31% 487.3 15 1.86% 13 4.57%
46 Massachusetts 0.41% 437.1 29 1.02% 29 2.85%
49 Michigan -4.92% 647.9 48 -1.19% 49 -3.89%
42 Minnesota 2.58% 418.1 33 0.84% 42 0.77%
31 Mississippi 6.16% 248.2 17 1.72% 28 3.07%
34 Missouri 4.65% 446 22 1.41% 19 3.87%
35 Montana 4.64% 88 35 0.80% 33 1.97%
30 Nebraska 6.22% 164 31 0.99% 35 1.86%
1 Nevada 32.79% 161.6 3 2.93% 1 12.07%
8 New Hampshire 13.53% 94.8 20 1.61% 21 3.72%
15 New Jersey 10.60% 651.2 41 0.54% 37 1.50%
24 New Mexico 7.98% 197.6 21 1.44% 46 -1.84%
41 New York 3.07% 1512.2 37 0.75% 36 1.54%
4 North Carolina 15.02% 707.5 4 2.86% 2 7.90%
32 North Dakota 4.97% 76.1 42 0.53% 38 1.33%
45 Ohio 1.45% 796.4 45 -0.09% 44 -0.40%
9 Oklahoma 13.10% 325.4 34 0.84% 17 4.33%
25 Oregon 7.25% 298.8 1 3.11% 11 4.81%
40 Pennsylvania 3.35% 749.4 40 0.62% 43 0.58%
47 Rhode Island -1.24% 63.5 49 -1.40% 47 -2.16%
28 South Carolina 6.72% 344.5 10 2.26% 9 5.06%
27 South Dakota 6.74% 76 39 0.66% 41 0.93%
26 Tennessee 6.79% 426.1 27 1.14% 26 3.25%
7 Texas 13.77% 1777 8 2.43% 7 5.52%
5 Utah 14.35% 212 7 2.46% 12 4.79%
18 Vermont 9.31% 54 44 0.19% 34 1.89%
14 Virginia 11.19% 694.6 18 1.70% 10 4.94%
10 Washington 12.85% 545.4 12 2.17% 22 3.55%
43 West Virginia 2.52% 146.7 32 0.96% 31 2.09%
39 Wisconsin 3.67% 420.5 28 1.08% 39 1.25%
U.S. Average 8.0% 1.3% 3.1%