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Public Employees Per 10,000 of Population

Description

This variable shows the full-time equivalent public employees per 10,000 of population. An increase in number means more state citizens are employed by the government. We use U.S. Census Bureau data of the most recently available year.

Current (2017)

Current values and ranks for the 2017 edition of Rich States, Poor States.
State Value Rank
580.93 40th
729.88 49th
418.17 2nd
571.04 39th
453.46 6th
518.07 20th
534.51 29th
522.58 23rd
432.33 3rd
495.66 15th
524.48 24th
485.33 12th
488.26 13th
485.06 11th
583.65 41st
669.8 48th
549.64 34th
555.13 35th
529.19 25th
505.16 19th
497.19 17th
440.11 4th
519.16 21st
637.83 46th
520.74 22nd
562.76 38th
624.44 44th
373.98 1st
535.21 31st
533.21 28th
600.48 43rd
592.84 42nd
538.35 32nd
626.64 45th
502.96 18th
556.41 37th
477.13 9th
443.4 5th
454.93 7th
534.97 30th
543.27 33rd
491.43 14th
530.87 26th
475.53 8th
646.95 47th
532.23 27th
478.59 10th
556.04 36th
496.15 16th
864.83 50th

Historical Ranks

Historical state ranks for Public Employees Per 10,000 of Population across editions of the Rich States, Poor States.
State 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
38th 40th 40th 40th 39th 39th 40th 41st 40th 40th
49th 49th 49th 49th 49th 49th 49th 49th 49th 49th
3rd 2nd 6th 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd
30th 34th 33rd 30th 40th 45th 41st 40th 38th 39th
9th 7th 8th 7th 5th 5th 4th 6th 6th 6th
20th 20th 17th 26th 24th 23rd 21st 24th 22nd 20th
21st 15th 21st 16th 17th 17th 16th 22nd 25th 29th
35th 36th 31st 25th 27th 28th 27th 32nd 23rd 23rd
4th 5th 9th 5th 6th 6th 5th 4th 3rd 3rd
23rd 22nd 25th 20th 21st 19th 18th 20th 18th 15th
24th 27th 30th 35th 22nd 24th 24th 21st 24th 24th
25th 19th 15th 11th 8th 10th 10th 14th 15th 12th
8th 8th 7th 9th 9th 9th 11th 15th 13th 13th
16th 16th 24th 19th 20th 12th 13th 12th 10th 11th
41st 39th 38th 39th 37th 37th 33rd 35th 41st 41st
48th 48th 48th 48th 48th 48th 48th 48th 48th 48th
34th 32nd 29th 29th 31st 33rd 32nd 28th 33rd 34th
42nd 41st 42nd 41st 41st 42nd 39th 36th 39th 35th
37th 31st 37th 24th 26th 35th 38th 33rd 27th 25th
12th 18th 14th 15th 16th 21st 23rd 17th 19th 19th
11th 12th 12th 6th 10th 8th 8th 11th 14th 17th
6th 4th 2nd 4th 7th 3rd 3rd 3rd 4th 4th
15th 21st 18th 18th 18th 18th 19th 19th 20th 21st
45th 45th 46th 46th 45th 44th 45th 47th 47th 46th
26th 26th 23rd 22nd 23rd 22nd 22nd 25th 21st 22nd
29th 33rd 28th 34th 38th 38th 36th 38th 36th 38th
47th 44th 47th 47th 47th 46th 47th 46th 45th 44th
1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
17th 23rd 22nd 21st 30th 27th 28th 23rd 31st 31st
36th 35th 35th 33rd 35th 29th 29th 26th 28th 28th
46th 47th 45th 45th 42nd 40th 43rd 42nd 43rd 43rd
40th 42nd 41st 43rd 43rd 41st 42nd 43rd 42nd 42nd
32nd 38th 39th 38th 36th 36th 37th 37th 34th 32nd
44th 46th 44th 44th 46th 47th 46th 44th 44th 45th
22nd 17th 19th 17th 19th 16th 17th 16th 17th 18th
39th 37th 36th 37th 34th 34th 35th 31st 35th 37th
7th 11th 11th 14th 13th 14th 14th 10th 9th 9th
2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd 4th 4th 6th 5th 5th 5th
5th 10th 5th 8th 3rd 7th 7th 7th 7th 7th
31st 30th 34th 28th 25th 25th 25th 30th 26th 30th
33rd 24th 20th 36th 32nd 30th 30th 34th 29th 33rd
19th 14th 13th 12th 14th 15th 15th 18th 16th 14th
27th 28th 27th 32nd 33rd 32nd 34th 29th 30th 26th
10th 6th 4th 10th 12th 20th 20th 13th 8th 8th
43rd 43rd 43rd 42nd 44th 43rd 44th 45th 46th 47th
28th 29th 32nd 31st 29th 26th 26th 27th 32nd 27th
14th 13th 16th 23rd 15th 13th 12th 8th 11th 10th
18th 25th 26th 27th 28th 31st 31st 39th 37th 36th
13th 9th 10th 13th 11th 11th 9th 9th 12th 16th
50th 50th 50th 50th 50th 50th 50th 50th 50th 50th

Historical Values

Historical values for Public Employees Per 10,000 of Population. The years listed correspond to the actual data years, not necessarily the publication of Rich States, Poor States.
State 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
592.6 614.5 619.5 607.5 600 592.9 592.5 583.4 583.87 580.93
785.5 761.8 779.7 765.2 762.4 757.5 753.2 753.9 738.87 729.88
462.3 473.8 498.7 463.3 459.8 433.2 431.8 427.8 426.57 418.17
576.1 587 581.5 563.6 601.3 645.4 598.1 570.3 564.64 571.04
498.9 500.6 502.1 496.6 478.2 464.8 466.1 446.3 451.71 453.46
536.5 539.4 535.9 549 541.4 528 527 524.4 523.7 518.07
537 532.1 547.2 531.1 524.4 517.2 513 516.9 530.1 534.51
579.8 593.1 580.5 548.5 547.2 548.4 544.1 542.7 524.17 522.58
479.4 488 502.2 476.1 482 466 466.7 441 434.27 432.33
540 544.4 556.6 538.7 532.8 518.9 518.5 512.6 503.74 495.66
541.4 557.2 580.1 582.5 536.9 535.8 535.1 515.7 527.77 524.48
541.5 536.4 533.5 509.9 497.1 495.7 491.2 496 493.76 485.33
494.8 500.8 502.1 497.8 498.2 487.1 499.4 501 487.74 488.26
527.2 533 555.4 537.9 531.2 505.6 505 486.3 483.51 485.06
623.5 609.9 607.3 596.8 585.7 578.9 564.8 552.4 585.12 583.65
669.1 677.1 696.3 717.4 708.2 685.6 680.8 695.4 671.97 669.8
579.6 579.6 576.9 561.3 557.8 565 564.4 537.4 550.56 549.64
643.2 615.4 639.8 616.4 610.2 615.5 589.8 555.5 565.45 555.13
587.2 578 593.5 546.1 545.6 567.5 583.2 548 531.67 529.19
518.4 534 532.8 528.3 522.9 526.8 528.2 503.2 505.07 505.16
515.9 516.2 527.8 493.4 502.2 486.9 486.9 482.8 488.78 497.19
482.1 486.9 474.9 475.3 482.8 462.3 461 438.5 441.54 440.11
527.2 539.6 537.1 535 525.9 518.6 519.1 509.7 518.57 519.16
649 648 652.3 655.9 649.8 644.6 640.9 644.9 641.52 637.83
547.8 556.8 555.2 542.3 541.3 527.9 527.5 525 522.22 520.74
573.6 584.1 570.5 580.8 589.6 579.8 574.2 562 557.62 562.76
664.4 640.3 656.2 656.6 663.3 656.5 652 639.9 630.11 624.44
414 429.7 439.5 436.5 422.1 419.7 418.8 367.6 386.96 373.98
530.7 544.9 548.6 541 554.3 548.3 547.4 520.6 537.5 535.21
586.6 587.5 583.3 578.7 580.5 553.3 551.6 531.2 531.71 533.21
654.5 676.8 651.9 645.7 621.9 603.5 604.4 595.5 603.01 600.48
616.5 634.3 634 640.8 631.3 604 603.8 596.4 590.89 592.84
577.3 598.2 614.6 593.6 580.6 575.9 575.7 558 552.85 538.35
647.5 650.2 643.1 644 660.9 658.6 650.7 625.1 619.69 626.64
537.3 533.4 540.1 533.9 526.4 515.1 514.3 501.6 499.07 502.96
598.9 595.7 593.4 590.5 576.8 566.4 566.3 541.3 555.12 556.41
491 507.2 503.6 519.4 516.8 509.6 509.6 482.8 479.39 477.13
456.9 476.1 478.1 472.7 471.5 464.5 467.7 444.9 445.27 443.4
479.9 504.7 494.9 497 470.2 473.2 471 458.1 454.16 454.93
576.1 575.5 582.7 557.9 543.4 541.9 540.8 539.4 530.45 534.97
577.9 546.4 540.3 589.7 566.2 556.4 552 548.3 531.92 543.27
536 525.9 528.3 516.9 517.4 511.4 512 504.7 494.21 491.43
559.4 562.2 563.5 570.4 575.1 564.8 565.2 537.9 532.81 530.87
505 498.2 493.1 503 509.3 523.9 523.1 488.8 477.14 475.53
643.4 637.9 641.8 618.4 646.9 632.9 632.6 632.2 636.81 646.95
563.4 571.3 580.5 564.1 552.2 542 542.7 532.2 537.57 532.23
521 525.4 534 544.7 519.7 507.1 500 460.2 484.21 478.59
535.6 556.3 560.4 557 548.6 558.9 555.9 564.2 560.31 556.04
518.4 502.5 503.5 517.6 503 496.5 489.5 477.8 485.47 496.15
889.4 915.4 927.4 948.9 900.1 928.1 918.2 865.5 873.11 864.83

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