Mixed employment numbers in US

March 4th, 2011 | by Andrew Ó Baoill |

Interesting analysis from CQ Roll Call about the latest employment numbers in the US:

What’s also clear is that the GOP’s spending-cut policies may limit overall improvement in the job market. While the report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed 1.3 million new jobs created over the past 12 months, that number would have been significantly higher if a quarter-million government employees hadn’t lost their jobs since last February. Those eliminated positions essentially all came at the local level, and more than half of them were teachers and other local school employees.

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