Red States See Massive Public Sector Job Losses

Source: Mike Konczal and Bryce Covert, The Nation, March 27, 2012

…Of the eleven states in which Republicans came into power in 2010 – Alabama, Indiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin – five were among the seven states that lost more than 2.5 percent of their workforce from December 2010 to December 2011….Overall, these 11 states were responsible for 40 percent of the total state and local public sector job losses in 2011. Add to these Texas, which because of its large size is responsible for 31 percent of the total at the state and local level. Taken together, these 12 red states drove over 70 percent of the total losses….
The GOP’s State Project of Slashing the Public Workforce
Source: Bryce Covert, Mike Konczal, Roosevelt Institute, March 27th, 2012

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