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Public employee tally: Top 25 counties in Illinois

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By Local Labs News Service | May 1, 2018

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Henderson and Knox are among Illinois counties that employ the most government workers per capita, according to 2016 Illinois State Comptroller financial reports.

State law requires local governments to self-report financial records each year, including the number of employees whose paychecks come from taxpayers. Employees per capita is calculated to compare staffs across cities and villages.

Where does your county rank?

25 Illinois counties with the most public employees

Rank
County
Population
Total Employees
% of Employees Per Capita
1
Menard
12,486
287
2.30 %
2
Pulaski
6,161
142
2.30 %
3
Scott
5,092
108
2.12 %
4
Henderson
6,870
145
2.11 %
5
Piatt
16,560
311
1.88 %
6
Cass
12,676
183
1.44 %
7
Hardin
4,024
54
1.34 %
8
Schuyler
7,200
89
1.24 %
9
Franklin
39,156
462
1.18 %
10
Washington
14,154
165
1.17 %
11
Bond
17,500
197
1.13 %
12
Hancock
18,508
209
1.13 %
13
Calhoun
4,899
54
1.10 %
14
Henry
50,438
543
1.08 %
15
DeWitt
16,516
165
1 %
16
Clark
16,182
155
0.96 %
17
Jasper
9,592
90
0.94 %
18
Pike
16,150
152
0.94 %
19
McDonough
30,996
281
0.91 %
20
Monroe
33,493
303
0.90 %
21
Knox
50,938
449
0.88 %
22
Brown
6,950
60
0.86 %
23
Livingston
36,500
298
0.82 %
24
Mason
13,507
111
0.82 %
25
Logan
29,527
235
0.80 %

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Monroe CountyJasper CountyHancock CountyCass CountyCalhoun CountyClark CountyFranklin CountyWashington CountyHardin CountyHenry CountyMason CountyKnox CountyLivingston CountyMcDonough CountySchuyler CountyDewitt CountyLogan CountyPike CountyBond CountyPiatt CountyMenard CountyBrown CountyPulaski CountyHenderson CountyScott County

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