Local and state governments eliminated more than 200,000 jobs in 2010, according to census data released on Tuesday. Local and state governments had 203,321 fewer full-time equivalent employees in 2010 than in 2009 and 27,567 fewer part-time employees, the Census Bureau reported. Most local governments cut full-time jobs in 2010, with the biggest decline in Rhode Island, where the work force shrank 7.7 percent. Those in North Dakota, one of few states to go through the 2007-9 recession unscathed, added jobs in 2010, with its full-time work force growing 7.5 percent in 2010. 08-30-2011. Reuters.