State and local government workers unlikely to see job recovery before 2017

Source: Bailey McCann, CivSource, September 25, 2012

A new report from IHS Global Insights shows that any near-term economic recovery in the US isn’t likely to include adding jobs to state and local governments. The data tracks with the the National League of Cities budget report, CivSource reported on last month which shows that cities and states are still making layoffs. Some areas are relying on part-time workers to fill the gaps.

According to the economic forecast from IHS, state and local government workers shouldn’t expect to see their ranks hit pre-recession levels until 2017. Total employment by states and cities could grow 3.2 percent to 19.9 million in 2017 from 19.3 million in 2012 – an addition of 620,000 jobs, IHS Global Insight said.

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