Cloudy Forecast For State and Local Governments Jobs

Cloudy Forecast For State and Local Governments Jobs

Seven years after the start of the Great Recession, State and local government employment is still below the levels reported in December 2007, the first month of the Great Recession, a report released by the Rockefeller Institute of Government concluded.

Both state government and local government employment showed very weak growth. State and local government employment accounts for approximately 14 percent of total employment in the U.S.

Overall, local government employment is about two to three times as large as state government employment in most states, and it accounts for the largest …

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State and Local Government Finance Outlook – Census of Governments

State and Local Government Finance Outlook – Census of Governments

The U.S. Census Bureau Report on State and Local Government Finances provides information on the structure, function, finances, and employment of over 90,000 state and local governments.

The report uses data on state and local government finances based on information collected from the 2007 and 2012 Census of Governments: Finance—Surveys
of State and Local Government Finances.

From 2007 to 2012, two major contributors to the decline in total revenues for state and local governments were employee retirement revenue, dropping 67.7 percent, from $533.3 billion to $172.0 billion, and …

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State and Local Government Employment Down in 2012

State and Local Government Employment Down in 2012

There were 22.0 million total federal, state and local government employees in the U.S. in March 2012 (including part-time employees), down 115,733 or 0.5 percent from March 2011, according to a report released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The number of federal government employees declined 2.2 percent from 2011 to 2.8 million in 2012, and the number of state government employees declined 0.5 percent from 2011 to 5.3 million in 2012. There were 14.0 million local government employees in 2012, which is not a …

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