Government Employment Statistics by Local Function Type

View employment and payroll estimates for various functions of local government.

The U.S. Census Bureau conducts an annual survey of local governments to measure employment and payroll.

The numbers listed below represent employment totals for all local governments. Totals reported from the Census of Governments are listed for 1997, 2002 and 2007; other yearly figures represent survey estimates.

How estimates were compiled: Read the Census Bureau's methodology

Mike Maciag is Data Editor for GOVERNING.