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State and Local Employment Trends

STATELINE INFOGRAPHIC Ups & downs in state and local employment Change in state & local employment July 2008-August 2011* WA MT ND OR MN ID SD WI WY MI IA NV NE OH IN UT Co CA KS MO 1O to +11.3 percent NC OK AR 9 -0.1 to -3.5 percent DE AZ NM MS AL GA 1-3.6 to -8.3 percent TX LA Social insurance administration, which includes unemployment administrators, and higher education were two of the Growing sectors 2008-10 19.4% 12.9% few gainers. Nationally, the unemployment rate nearly doubled in that period, and experts say it's common for more people to go back to school and stay longer during a recession. Social Insurance Administration Higher Education Agencies have been cutting services and outsourcing more. In Virginia, for example, the Department of Transportation has closed 36 shops, outsourced more of its work and cut down Shrinking sectors 2008-10 '1.4% Fire protection '2.0% Corrections on services, including mowing, as it has lost more than 2,000 positions in the past few years. '1.8% '2.6% Hospitals Highways * Mississippi includes local employment numbers only. Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau Stateline infographic by Carla Uriona, Mary Mahling and Ben Wieder

State and Local Employment Trends

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