A Jobs Recovery - but are lawmakers cutting positions as fast as they can? Email Print

Firms in the private sector have added positions steadily since the spring of 2010, after painful shrinkage in 2008 and 2009.




The numbers, in thousands (000) and seasonally adjusted, are tallied by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and they show a persistent drag on the economy from repeated reductions in headcount for teachers and public sector union employees.

These are decisions made in statehouses by our elected officials.

Lawmakers are bucking recovery by curtailing basic services and schools funding – because they have a deep seated fear of taxing millionaires.




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