Bureau of Labor Statistics

Ames, Iowa, had highest share of employment in government among metro areas

December 17, 2014

Ames, Iowa, had the highest share of nonfarm employment in government, 42.6 percent, among metropolitan areas in October 2014. Elkhart-Goshen, Indiana, had the lowest share, at 7.2 percent.

Employment in government as a percent of total nonfarm employment, metropolitan areas, not seasonally adjusted, October 2014

Other areas with high shares of nonfarm employment in government were Warner-Robins, Georgia; State College, Pennsylvania; Hinesville-Fort Stewart, Georgia; Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Hanford-Corcoran, California.

These data are from the Current Employment Statistics (State and Area) program. The estimates are not seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see "Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment — October 2014" (HTML) (PDF).

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