Public-sector employment declines are widespread, with total state and local government jobs falling in 39 states but rising in 11 others over the past year. Overall state-local government employment is now 2 percent below its level at the start of the recession, while private employment is down 5.8 percent over the same period.
The big picture: diverging trends.
But this table shows the micro-trends:
Georgia at number 3 is kind of a surprise, but the number of the Southern states in the top 10 is even more striking.