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Best States for Government Jobs

Best States for Government Jobs

Kyle Stone | GovCentral Editor

The best states for government jobs are in the Southeastern and Pacific regions. Not surprisingly, two states affected by Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana and Mississippi, have also seen some of the largest increases in state and local government employment over the past year.

Federal government job growth is not keeping pace with that of state and local governments. The majority of these states actually saw decreases in federal government employment during the same period. In Georgia, for instance, there was an increase of 16,700 local anf 4,700 state government employees in the past year, but federal employment declined slightly, by 300 employees.

1) Louisiana

Government Job Growth (2006-07): +3.4%

By Sector: Federal (-1.0%), State (5.0%), and Local (3.2%)

How to find state and local government jobs in Louisiana


2) Georgia

Government Job Growth (2006-07): +3.2%

By Sector: Federal (-0.3%), State (2.9%), and Local (4.0%)

How to find state and local government jobs in Georgia


3) Nevada

Government Job Growth (2006-07): +3.1%

By Sector: Federal (0.0%), State (2.0%), and Local (+4.1%)

How to find state and local government jobs in Nevada


4) South Carolina

Government Job Growth (2006-07): +2.5%

By Sector: Federal (2.4%), State (1.7%), and Local (+3.0%)

How to find state and local government jobs in South Carolina


5) Mississippi

Government Job Growth (2006-07): +2.2%

By Sector: Federal (-0.4%), State (-0.2%), and Local (+2.8%)

How to find state and local government jobs in Mississippi


6) Oklahoma

Government Job Growth (2006-07): +2.1%

By Sector: Federal (-0.4%), State (-1.3%), and Local (+3.2%)

How to find state and local government jobs in Oklahoma


7) Oregon

Government Job Growth (2006-07): +2.0%

By Sector: Federal (-0.3%), State (-0.1%), and Local (+2.9%)

How to find state and local government jobs in Oregon


8) Kentucky

Government Job Growth (2006-07): +1.9%

By Sector: Federal (-0.3%), State (1.9%), and Local (1.9%)

How to find state and local government jobs in Kentucky


9) Florida

Government Job Growth (2006-07): +1.9%

By Sector: Federal (-1.2%), State (1.0%), and Local (2.3%)

How to find state and local government jobs in Florida


10) California

Government Job Growth (2006-07): +1.8%

By Sector: Federal (-0.6%), State (3.3%), and Local (1.8%)

How to find state and local government jobs in California


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