March 8, 2014
OUR REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT:
Shrinking Governments: Good or Bad? (FLOYD NORRIS, 3/07/14, NY Times)
The jobs report for February found that governments -- state, local and federal -- had 21,851,000 civilian employees, on a seasonally adjusted basis. That was down 32,000, or 0.15 percent, from a year earlier.This marks the 56th consecutive month, going back to July 2009, that government employment was down on a year-over-year basis, excluding the temporary jobs added for the 2010 census. [...]Governments now employ 15.9 percent of all Americans who have jobs. That is the lowest proportion since 2001.
Posted by Orrin Judd at March 8, 2014 3:55 PM