Only South Dakota and Kansas had higher increases. Nationally, such local governments averaged cutting their workforce by 0.8 percent. The Census Bureau said the number of full-time equivalent employees at Utah local governments increased from 84,060 in 2008 to 88,452 in 2009.
The state government in Utah had a smaller increase: up 1.43 percent that year. That ranked 17th among the states. Nationally, state governments averaged increasing their workforce by 0.9 percent. The Census did not provide a government-by-government breakdown for individual local governments. The Census said that the nation's 89,256 state and local governments employed 16.6 million full-time equivalent employed in 2009, statistically unchanged from 2008. The Deseret News
Note: The full report can be found at http://www.census.gov/govs/apes/