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Table 26
Change in State Government Employment, 1996
Rank State Amt. Rank State Amt.
1 Arizona 8.67% 27 New Hampshire 0.46%
2 Nevada 6.90% 28 Indiana 0.46%
3 Utah 3.94% 29 Missouri 0.30%
4 Texas 3.85% 30 New Mexico 0.17%
5 Idaho 3.82% 31 Ohio 0.17%
6 Wisconsin 3.75% 32 Tennessee 0.11%
7 North Carolina 3.49% 33 Pennsylvania 0.06%
8 Vermont 3.27% 34 Alaska 0.00%
9 Virginia 3.26% 35 Iowa 0.00%
10 Minnesota 1.80% 36 Wyoming 0.00%
11 Washington 1.70% 37 Hawaii -0.46%
12 West Virginia 1.58% 38 Massachusetts -0.93%
13 Illinois 1.53% 39 Kentucky -1.35%
14 North Dakota 1.44% 40 Louisiana -1.39%
15 Oklahoma 1.40% 41 Connecticut -1.71%
16 Mississippi 1.39% 42 New Jersey -1.86%
17 California 1.26% 43 Rhode Island -2.17%
18 Nebraska 1.23% 44 Maryland -2.54%
19 Arkansas 1.18% 45 Michigan -2.92%
20 South Carolina 1.15% 46 Maine -2.97%
21 Montana 0.87% 47 NEW YORK -2.97%
22 Delaware 0.81% 48 South Dakota -5.59%
23 Colorado 0.79% 49 Oregon -10.25%
24 Florida 0.65% 50 Kansas NA
25 Alabama 0.61%  
26 Georgia 0.46% U.S. Average 1.37%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


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