Public Welfare, for the poor or the civil servants?

Mark Tapscott ran some quick figures on the numbers of public welfare employees per 100,000 residents, using Census Bureau data.  Here’s his Top 10 List.
I ran a simple regression which suggests a zero intercept, and an average of 199.5 employees per 100,000 residents.   The big outliers are New York, Texas, and Florida.  Of course, the last two are below the regression line…  That point up at the top is California.  Last year I noted that they have a national plurality  of welfare recipients.

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