States Where the Most People Work for the Government

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 3
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50. Pennsylvania
> Gov’t jobs, 2016: 12.0%
> Gov’t employment, 2016: 704,000 (9th highest)
> Gov’t jobs, 2006: 13.1% (2nd lowest)
> Gov’t employment chg. (2006-2016): -6.8% (3rd lowest)

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49. Nevada
> Gov’t jobs, 2016: 12.1%
> Gov’t employment, 2016: 158,000 (14th lowest)
> Gov’t jobs, 2006: 11.7% (the lowest)
> Gov’t employment chg. (2006-2016): 5.6% (17th highest)

Providence-Warwick, Rhode Island
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48. Rhode Island
> Gov’t jobs, 2016: 12.3%
> Gov’t employment, 2016: 61,000 (2nd lowest)
> Gov’t jobs, 2006: 13.2% (4th lowest)
> Gov’t employment chg. (2006-2016): -6.8% (2nd lowest)

Boston, Massachusetts
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47. Massachusetts
> Gov’t jobs, 2016: 12.8%
> Gov’t employment, 2016: 456,000 (15th highest)
> Gov’t jobs, 2006: 13.1% (3rd lowest)
> Gov’t employment chg. (2006-2016): 6.2% (13th highest)

Miami South Beach, Florida
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46. Florida
> Gov’t jobs, 2016: 13.1%
> Gov’t employment, 2016: 1,095,000 (4th highest)
> Gov’t jobs, 2006: 13.8% (5th lowest)
> Gov’t employment chg. (2006-2016): -0.4% (14th lowest)