Government, State And Local Payrolls Are Being Slashed

Posted By on October 8, 2010

This is just the begining for government layoffs!

Government payrolls decreased by 159,000 last month. State and local governments reduced employment by 83,000, while the federal government lost 76,000 jobs as census workers were fired.

State and local governments from New Jersey to California are firing workers to balance their budgets as declining property values and slowing economic growth squeeze tax revenue.

Public schools in New Jersey were set to start the academic year down 10,000 jobs, including 7,000 educators who chose to retire, Steve Wollmer, a spokesman for the New Jersey Education Association, a union that represents teachers, said in August after Governor Chris Christie slashed $1.3 billion in aid to schools and local governments.

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