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Table 6
Change in Total Government Employment, 1996
Rank State Amt. Rank State Amt.
1 Nevada 5.4% 27 Rhode Island 1.1%
2 Arizona 4.4% 28 Virginia 1.1%
3 Mississippi 4.0% 29 Oklahoma 1.0%
4 Idaho 3.2% 30 Maine 0.9%
5 Delaware 3.1% 31 Alaska 0.8%
6 New Mexico 3.0% 32 North Dakota 0.7%
7 North Carolina 2.8% 33 Texas 0.6%
8 New Hampshire 2.7% 34 Nebraska 0.5%
9 Connecticut 2.2% 35 Pennsylvania 0.4%
10 Utah 2.2% 36 Illinois 0.4%
11 Oregon 2.1% 37 Montana 0.4%
12 Minnesota 2.0% 38 Louisiana 0.3%
13 Missouri 1.8% 39 Ohio 0.2%
14 South Carolina 1.7% 40 Kentucky 0.0%
15 Florida 1.7% 41 Hawaii 0.0%
16 Washington 1.6% 42 New Jersey -0.0%
17 West Virginia 1.6% 43 Georgia -0.2%
18 Wyoming 1.5% 44 Maryland -0.2%
19 Wisconsin 1.5% 45 Iowa -0.3%
20 Tennessee 1.4% 46 Michigan -0.3%
21 Colorado 1.4% 47 Alabama -0.4%
22 Kansas 1.3% 48 Indiana -0.5%
23 Vermont 1.3% 49 South Dakota -0.6%
24 Arkansas 1.2% 50 NEW YORK -1.3%
25 California 1.2%  
26 Massachusetts 1.2% U.S. Average 0.9%
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


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