Government jobs now account for 20 percent of Alabama’s nonfarm workforce of about 1.8 million, according to a new report by On Numbers.
Alabama ranked ninth for government jobs as a percentage of total jobs in the states.
In 2002, Alabama had 352,900 government employees. In 2012, that number increased to 373,900 – a nearly 6 percent increase.
Mississippi ranks fourth on the list with 247,500 jobs, or almost 23 percent of the state’s workforce. That number is up from 237,900 government jobs in 2002.
Florida now has 1,090,200 government jobs that account for 15 percent of the state’s workforce.
Georgia has 667,400 government jobs, accounting for 17 percent of the state’s workforce.
Washington, D.C., ranked first at 33 percent, and Pennsylvania was at the bottom with almost 13 percent.
On Numbers recently reported increases of government jobs in 37 states.
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