Washington state shed 14,700 government jobs from June 2011 to June 2012, and total employment by all federal, state and local governments dropped by 162,800 jobs between the midpoints of 2011 and 2012, according research by On Numbers, the research division of American City Business Journals, which used the latest figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That equals a decline of 0.7 percent.
Washington state now employs 529,100 government employees, down 2.7 percent from 543,800 in June 2011.
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Texas and Montana registered the biggest declines. Texas cut 51,100 government jobs between June 2011 and the same month this year, the nation's largest drop in raw numbers. Montana's reduction of 4.2 percent was the biggest in that category.
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