How Public-Sector Employment Fared in 2013

Source: Mike Maciag, Governing, January 10, 2014

Most governments didn’t shed large numbers of jobs in 2013, but they didn’t begin to ramp up hiring either. … State and local government employment remained flat last year, still failing to recover jobs lost in the aftermath of the recession. Nationally, the public sector job market of 2013 looked a lot like 2012. Most governments didn’t shed large numbers of jobs, but they didn’t begin to ramp up hiring, either. Job estimates published Friday indicate local governments collectively added 33,000 jobs last year, an increase of only 0.2 percent….