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U.S. government employment at a six-year low
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U.S. government employment at a six-year low 2 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 261
For more than a decade, the U.S. government has been THE largest "job-creator" in the U.S. - it takes a LOT of Nazis to staff Homeland Security and all of their other "Big Brother" operations.

However with state and local governments nearly BANKRUPT; while they continue hiring more Nazis they are SLASHING jobs for teachers, police officers, firefighters, etc. The result is that government employment at the local level is at a six-year low - i.e. SIX YEARS of government hiring has all been wiped away with lay-offs.

Given that the largest U.S. EMPLOYER is now the largest U.S. JOB-CUTTER, what are the chances that the U.S. economy IS actually producing net jobs growth (as the lies proclaim)???

Somewhere around zero...

P.S. More bad news, and ANOTHER very short Bloomberg report.





"U.S. Local Governments Cut Payrolls to Lowest Level Since 2006"

www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-04-06/u-s-lo...evel-since-2006.html

U.S. local-government payrolls fell to the lowest level in more than six years in a sign that municipalities still face fiscal strains almost three years after the end of the recession.

Employment by local governments, adjusted for seasonal hiring swings, dropped by 3,000 in March to 14.1 million, the lowest since February 2006, the U.S. Labor Department reported today. State payrolls helped offset the loss, showing a third straight month of gains, rising 2,000 to 5.1 million. It’s the longest streak of job increases at that level since 2008.

Municipalities, which depend largely on property taxes, are probably cutting jobs because the housing market is still rebounding and homeowners are pressing for lower assessments, said Alan Schankel, a managing director at Janney Montgomery Scott LLC in Philadelphia. State governments, which depend more on income and sales taxes, have also cut local aid to balance budgets in the wake of the recession that ended in June 2009.

“It’s kind of a double-whammy,” Schankel said in a telephone interview today. “There’s still stress at the local level.

State and local-government tax collections grew at the slowest pace in a year in the final quarter of 2011, the U.S. Census Bureau said last month. Revenue rose 2.1 percent from a year earlier to $387.2 billion. While it was the ninth straight advance, it was the smallest jump since the end of 2010. Property taxes rose 0.2 percent from a year before.

States and local governments have cut about 640,000 jobs combined since public-sector employment peaked in 2008.
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I don't understand this. So the Govt. employment dropped 3,000 in March. State payrolls increased by 2,000 that is a net loss of 1,000. However 120,000 people were hired by private firms etc. according to the last jobs report. Is this not a net increase overall? What am I not getting?
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Re: U.S. government employment at a six-year low 2 Years, 3 Months ago Karma: 261
Seb1 wrote:
I don't understand this. So the Govt. employment dropped 3,000 in March. State payrolls increased by 2,000 that is a net loss of 1,000. However 120,000 people were hired by private firms etc. according to the last jobs report. Is this not a net increase overall? What am I not getting?

Seb, don't forget that most of these are fantasy-numbers. The BLS says that U.S. states added net jobs in March - that doesn't mean it actually happened. U.S. states are also in PANIC mode with their budget-slashing. Does it really sound possible that U.S. states can higher MORE (net) workers while SLASHING their own spending?

As for the "120,000 new jobs", that is the SINGLE most falsified statistic in the entire U.S. economy. We're told that "manufacturing" and "services" are driving all these new jobs.

How can you INCREASE manufacturing while using MUCH, MUCH less energy. How can you be increasing employment in the services sector when the number of people in the workforce is at a 30-year low, mall vacancies are at an all-time high, and construction of (new) U.S. office space has completely collapsed???

Supposedly U.S. services are "expanding" with LESS mall space, LESS people, and no new office space of any kind. That would be just as good a TRICK as increasing manufacturing while using much less energy.



And note that even IF the 120,000 "net new jobs" was actually TRUE, that's not even enough jobs growth to soak-up the increase in the U.S. population.

This is why on the RARE occasions I come across some data that has NOT been corrupted I put it out there: to show that official U.S. government statistics CAN'T be true...
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