Government Jobs Fall in Most States

Source: Donald J. Boyd and Lucy Dadayan, Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, July 23, 2010

Thirty-one states have cut state and local government employment over the past year, while 18 others have added public-sector jobs, according to June data. Local government employment, dominated by education jobs, accounts for the largest number of lost positions. Drops in the public sector remain smaller than in private industry, but are likely to deepen in the months ahead.
See also:
2009 report: “State/Local Employment Up”

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