Cuts in local government employment accelerated sharply in September

Source: Don Boyd and Lucy Dadayan, The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, Data Alert, October 12, 2010

The September employment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that total employment in the nation declined by 95,000 jobs. The declines reflected a loss from August to September of 7,000 state government jobs and 76,000 local government jobs. The cuts include positions in education and other areas.

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