Colorado's public sector posted public sector job growth in the last several years. From 2007 to 2014, Colorado's public sector grew by 9.9 percent, according to the Economic Policy Institute.
The Economic Policy Institute also noted that there were several other states and cities that logged high rates of public sector job growth in the period between 2007 and 2014. Along with Colorado, the District of Columbia and Utah topped the list for greatest public sector growth. The District of Columbia increased its public sector by 10.9 percent, while Utah topped the list, with a 15.9 percent increase in public sector jobs.
An economic analyst spoke about these trends, according to the Denver Post.
"Every time you cut a teacher or firefighter or nurse, not only is that individual losing income that they would be spending in the local economy, but the school or firehouse or hospital also isn't going to be buying any more equipment, uniforms, pencils, erasers, etc.," said David Cooper, an economic analyst who worked on the Economic Policy Institute's study regarding public sector jobs, according to the Denver Post.
Texas also posted strong public sector growth, with a 6.2 percent increase.
Operations recruiters will find many capable public sector workers in Dallas and other prominent locations throughout the U.S.