State Workers

In 1990, State workers (including Public Administration and the University of Wisconsin employees) accounted for 2.9 percent of total wage and salary employment in the state.

Question: In 2010, what percentage of all wage and salary employment did State of Wisconsin employees comprise?

A. 2.2 percent
B. 3.0 percent
C. 5.3 percent
D. 8.1 percent


b) 3.0 percent

During the same period, state employment in Dane County actually declined as a percentage of total employment from 19.7 percent to 14.4 percent. The number of State employees in Dane County also declined. In the second quarter of 2010, there were 495 fewer state workers in Dane County than in the same quarter in 1990.

NOTE: Wage and salary employment does not include sole proprietorships or partnerships. Similar information can be obtained through at: http://worknet.wisconsin.gov/worknet/datablelist.aspx?menuselection=da .

For questions, contact Bill Pinkovitz