States Where the Most People Work for the Government

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40. Connecticut
> Gov’t. employees, 2018: 14.0% of workforce
> Gov’t employment change, 2008-2018: -8.8% (259,500 to 236,700)
> State gov’t. spending per capita: $12,722 (7th highest)
> Population density: 738 per sq. mi. (4th highest)

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39. Ohio
> Gov’t. employees, 2018: 14.0% of workforce
> Gov’t employment change, 2008-2018: -2.4% (798,500 to 779,200)
> State gov’t. spending per capita: $10,771 (22nd highest)
> Population density: 282 per sq. mi. (10th highest)

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38. Tennessee
> Gov’t. employees, 2018: 14.2% of workforce
> Gov’t employment change, 2008-2018: +2.5% (424,900 to 435,500)
> State gov’t. spending per capita: $8,600 (6th lowest)
> Population density: 154 per sq. mi. (19th highest)

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37. Delaware
> Gov’t. employees, 2018: 14.4% of workforce
> Gov’t employment change, 2008-2018: +5.7% (62,800 to 66,400)
> State gov’t. spending per capita: $11,866 (12th highest)
> Population density: 461 per sq. mi. (6th highest)

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36. Minnesota
> Gov’t. employees, 2018: 14.4% of workforce
> Gov’t employment change, 2008-2018: +1.6% (418,900 to 425,500)
> State gov’t. spending per capita: $11,765 (13th highest)
> Population density: 67 per sq. mi. (20th lowest)