Lately some politicians and members of the media have been investigating how many state employees have been hired since a hiring freeze went into effect in response to the current state budget crisis. For monthly statistics on how many employees have been hired by state government or have left employment, see the last page of each month’s Stateline newsletter. These statistics are broken down by classified employee vs. non-classified, reason for leaving (resignation, termination, retirement, etc.) and more. The one thing it does not show, however, is whether the new hires are state or federally funded. For this information, you will need to examine the agency budget requests, which are available from our library or online on the governor’s homepage.