The total number of reported non-fatal, work-related injuries and illnesses that required time off to recuperate declined in 2009 by nine percent. OSHA officials acknowledged that the poor economic conditions driving unemployment impacted the decline. See DOL OSHA Release No. 10-1573-NAT. OSHA officials noted that local and state government workers had much higher rates of injuries and illnesses requiring days away from work than workers in private industry. Specifically, the rate among local and state government workers was 185 cases per 10,000 full-time workers while private industry reported 106 cases per 10,000 full-time workers. OSHA officials see a high occurrence of work-related injuries and illnesses among transit and intercity bus drivers, law enforcement officers, emergency response workers, nursing aids and orderlies. Half of state and local government employees work in states where public employees have no OSHA coverage.