Ninth District states: A little, and a lot, of government

The January fedgazette takes a close look at government employment. Every state has the same basic makeup of local, state and federal government workers. However, the mix and proportion of public sector workers—in sum, and by jurisdiction—can be quite different.

For example, on the basis of total employment, public sector employment in Wisconsin and Minnesota dwarfs the Dakotas and Montana because their populations are much larger (see left chart). However, on a per capita basis (see right chart), the relationship is reversed; the Dakotas and Montana having proportionately more public sector employees, particularly at state and federal levels, the latter of which is likely due to large federal military bases in each state. North Dakota hits the trifecta, with more public employees per 10,000 people at all three basic levels of government than other district states.

For much more on government employment, watch for online updates for the January fedgazette.

Govt. employment 1-17-13

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Ninth District states: A little, and a lot, of government

Posted by Ron Wirtz on 01/17/2013

The January fedgazette takes a close look at government employment. Every state has the same basic makeup of local, state and federal government workers. However, the mix and proportion of public sector workers—in sum, and by jurisdiction—can be quite different.

For example, on the basis of total employment, public sector employment in Wisconsin and Minnesota dwarfs the Dakotas and Montana because their populations are much larger (see left chart). However, on a per capita basis (see right chart), the relationship is reversed; the Dakotas and Montana having proportionately more public sector employees, particularly at state and federal levels, the latter of which is likely due to large federal military bases in each state. North Dakota hits the trifecta, with more public employees per 10,000 people at all three basic levels of government than other district states.

For much more on government employment, watch for online updates for the January fedgazette.

Govt. employment 1-17-13

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