This chart depicts for each of the fifty states the proportion of the state's population employed by the federal government, by state government, or by local government. For most states between five and ten percent of their population works for government at some level. Wyoming and Alaska are at the high end of the range just under and just over ten percent. Nevada is at the other end of the range, just under five percent. Washington, DC which is not included because it is a special case. All told, more than forty-two percent of the population is on a government payroll. Thirty-four percent works for the federal government and another eight percent works for local government. The chart also includes a small table comparing the average annual wages of local, state, and federal employees in Texas with the national averages. Texas government employees earn considerably less than the national averages.