There are 92,125 state positions throughout Maryland — 51,676 in government, where Maryland Hispanics accounted for a dismal 575 jobs, or 0.01 percent, with none of the positions in the cabinet and only two in the top 200 spots. The remaining 40,449 positions are in higher education. Of the 38,636 jobs in the public university system, just 1,409, or 3.7 percent, are filled by Hispanics. The figures are worse in the independent higher education institutions, where 31 of 1,813 total jobs are filled by Hispanics — 1.7 percent. This is an alarming, unfavorable statistic.