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State 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
5 Alabama 15.36% 110.4 4 2.99% 1 9.74%
7 Alaska 13.12% 25 23 1.21% 22 3.31%
34 Arizona 3.33% 89.9 19 2.04% 11 5.39%
4 Arkansas 16.08% 72.9 20 1.96% 4 7.05%
16 California 10.80% 491.3 28 0.97% 8 6.04%
13 Colorado 11.70% 87.8 1 3.66% 5 6.68%
37 Connecticut 2.03% 70.2 12 2.48% 2 8.67%
19 Delaware 9.19% 30.9 37 0.32% 25 3.00%
38 Florida 1.71% 213.9 42 -0.37% 28 2.79%
17 Georgia 10.56% 163.3 11 2.58% 15 4.55%
15 Hawaii 11.06% 74.3 9 2.62% 16 4.35%
26 Idaho 5.65% 29.9 18 2.05% 24 3.10%
48 Illinois -9.12% 150.4 48 -1.25% 47 -2.15%
18 Indiana 9.54% 116 6 2.84% 30 1.84%
32 Iowa 3.89% 66.8 14 2.30% 14 4.70%
N/A Kansas N/A 53.4 47 -0.93% 34 1.33%
33 Kentucky 3.79% 98.6 49 -2.09% 37 0.92%
43 Louisiana -0.51% 116 2 3.29% 46 -2.11%
29 Maine 4.87% 28 33 0.72% 48 -2.44%
27 Maryland 5.00% 109.2 26 1.11% 32 1.58%
36 Massachusetts 2.18% 117.3 24 1.21% 13 4.92%
40 Michigan 0.71% 171.1 29 0.94% 31 1.60%
14 Minnesota 11.14% 98.8 21 1.86% 9 5.56%
45 Mississippi -1.45% 61 7 2.69% 20 3.57%
44 Missouri -0.83% 107.3 25 1.13% 19 3.57%
28 Montana 4.96% 25.4 45 -0.78% 41 0.40%
41 Nebraska 0.51% 39.1 38 0.26% 42 0.26%
1 Nevada 26.96% 37.2 22 1.64% 3 8.45%
3 New Hampshire 16.82% 25 5 2.88% 6 6.38%
9 New Jersey 12.64% 152.4 40 0.00% 38 0.79%
47 New Mexico -3.86% 59.7 36 0.34% 50 -12.72%
42 New York 0.04% 261.3 41 -0.04% 43 0.19%
8 North Carolina 12.79% 200.2 17 2.09% 7 6.21%
6 North Dakota 13.73% 23.2 31 0.87% 17 4.04%
39 Ohio 1.41% 166 44 -0.72% 45 -1.54%
23 Oklahoma 7.00% 84.1 35 0.48% 29 2.06%
21 Oregon 7.75% 76.5 8 2.68% 36 1.19%
31 Pennsylvania 4.18% 159.6 30 0.88% 35 1.27%
49 Rhode Island -9.89% 16.4 50 -5.20% 49 -5.75%
46 South Carolina -2.15% 100.2 16 2.14% 12 5.36%
22 South Dakota 7.23% 17.8 34 0.56% 40 0.56%
30 Tennessee 4.27% 97.6 46 -0.81% 39 0.62%
10 Texas 12.58% 368.7 10 2.62% 10 5.52%
11 Utah 12.17% 64.5 15 2.22% 18 3.86%
12 Vermont 11.80% 18 43 -0.55% 26 2.86%
24 Virginia 6.7% 154.5 27 1.0% 21 3.4%
20 Washington 8.77% 152.5 13 2.42% 27 2.83%
35 West Virginia 2.65% 46.4 31 0.87% 44 -0.43%
25 Wisconsin 5.82% 103.6 39 0.19% 33 1.57%
2 Wyoming 17.65% 16 3 3.23% 23 3.23%
U.S. Average 6.6% 1.1% 2.6%