According to new data from the Census Bureau, local government agencies lost nearly 48,000 part-time workers during a one-year period from 2009 to 2010. In comparison, state government added 2,836 part-timers. The data is part of the Bureau's annual census of government employment, which was compiled back in March 2010. When taken as a whole, state and local governments employ a total of 2.16 million employees and of those workers, 1.79 million are "full-time equivalent." All of these government employees are paid about $10 billion a month and are a huge factor in California’s $2 trillion per year economy. The Bee points out:
“Higher education, with the full-time equivalent of 158,064 workers, was by far the state government's largest category of employment, followed by the prison system's 61,710. Education, with the full-time equivalent of 722,847 workers, accounted for more than half of local government employment, followed by law enforcement with 90,263, public hospitals with 66,260, and welfare with 64,879.”
You can find the list of data for local government here.