It keeps growing and growing…

Andy Matthews

A report in the Las Vegas Review-Journal today reveals that Nevada is adding government employees at a slower rate than the rest of the country. Read it here.

This, however, is the truly great part of the story:

But while overall Nevada government employment might not be growing by gangbusters this year, it has increased even while overall employment has declined, the state employment numbers show.

Overall in Nevada in 2008, the number of jobs has declined a little more than 1 percent while government jobs rose by about 0.2 percent.

The trend holds true for the past 12 months, where it is more pronounced.

In the 12 months dating to March 2007, overall job growth declined by 0.3 percent. During the same period, government employment grew by 2.9 percent.

Of course it did. Why should government have to live by the same rules as the rest of us?

Now this, on the other hand, is one new government creation that could actually hold some promise.