Here’s how many people work for the Nebraska government | Nebraska
The Biden administration has proposed a $ 6 trillion budget to improve infrastructure, education and health care. If passed, it would push federal spending to its highest level since World War II. It could also usher in the reversal of a long-term downward trend in public employment.
Over the past decade, the number of Americans employed by governments at the local, state and federal levels has fallen from 22.5 million in 2010 to 21.9 million in 2020, a decrease of 2.6%. Nationally, the public sector accounts for 15.4% of all jobs. However, government employment is not distributed evenly across the country. Depending on the state, the share of all jobs in the public sector ranges from less than 13% to over 25%.
In Nebraska, 17.0% of the workforce is employed by government – whether state, local, or federal – the 19th highest share of any state. Consistent with the national trend, the number of public servants in Nebraska has declined in recent years. There are currently 168,400 public sector workers in the state, down 0.7% from 2010.
States with a larger than average share of public sector workers often have higher than average public spending per capita – and vice versa. Nebraska is an exception, however. Per capita spending by state and local government totaled $ 9,482 in 2019, compared to the national average of $ 10,131.
Data on public employment and total employment come from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 24/7 Wall St. calculated the share of public employment. Preliminary data for direct state and local government spending in 2019 comes from the United States Census Bureau’s annual survey of state and local government finances, with figures adjusted for population to using data from the Census Bureau’s US Community Survey. These are the states where the most people work for the government.
|Rank||state||Government as a percentage of total employment (%)||Annual expenditure of national and local governments per capita ($)||Total employment in the public service|
|3||New Mexico||22.6||10 769||180,400|
|16||Caroline from the south||17.6||8 855||366,300|
|28||Texas||16.0||8,715||1 964 900|
|34||New Jersey||15.0||10 675||578,600|
|46||New Hampshire||13.4||8 610||85,400|