Florida added 94,700 government jobs between April 2001 and April 2011 — second-most in the United States, according to an On Numbers study of employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The state had 1,129,900 government jobs as of April 2011.
But the trend has changed over the past year. Florida lost 4,900 government jobs between April 2010 and April 2011.
Government jobs include all jobs at the federal, state and local levels.
Texas posted the largest 10-year upswing in government jobs, adding 286,800 positions in the past decade.
Michigan shed the largest number of government jobs over the past decade, reducing its total by 64,000. Next were Ohio (down 16,500) and Louisiana (down 15,100). Seven states lost government jobs over the 10-year period.