The High Cost of Furloughs

Source: Ken Jacobs, University of California, Berkeley, Center for Labor Research and Education, Policy Brief, October 2009

This report analyzes the broad impact of furloughing state employees for three days a month or the equivalent of a loss of seven weeks of pay, compared to a single monthly mandatory furlough day. It concludes that the expanded furloughs will save the general fund just 12 cents for every dollar cut in wages and benefits.
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