State/Local Employment Up Slightly Since Start of Recession, But Cuts Are Now Underway
Publication Date: August 2009
Publisher(s): Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government
Author(s): Donald J. Boyd
Keywords: Recession; State & Local Employment
Coverage: United States
While the private sector has lost nearly
7 million jobs since the recession began, state and local governments have added a total of about 110,000 jobs, according to an Institute report released Aug. 20. Over the past year, total state- and local-government employment rose in 30 states and dropped in 16. Many public employers have cut jobs in recent months, however, and further reductions are expected.