At least in the State of Montana. Apparently, government is now the largest single employer in the state, and also has the largest share of the economy. Of course, the reason for that is the slowdown in the economy more than anything else. But if instability continues in the Middle East, as it would be reasonable to presume, the price of oil will stay high which very well could prolong and deepen the recession.
Our only hope is to grow the economy, and that is not going to happen anytime soon with so called "Green Jobs." We need to change the bureaucratic mindset from "prove you will do no harm" which is proving a negative, to buy a bond that will make it uneconomical to do environmental harm. If we could just catch up with North Dakota and Wyoming, we might be able to provide more of the economy from something other than government.