The study used two elements to look at the productivity of the state’s government workforce — the number of employees and their pay compared to the national average.
High compensation and salary ratios were the primary element that led to a poor rating for a government workforce, the study said.
As for wages and salaries, Hawaii’s government workers make on average 9 percent more than workers in the private sector, and also receive 85 percent more benefits than their counterparts in the private sector, the study said.
The Aloha State has 18 government employees for every 100 employees in the private sector, a higher ratio than 30 other U.S. states, the study said.
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