Is ‘right-sizing’ government hurting Ohio’s economy?
Posted August 26, 2013 in Press Releases
This story in the Columbus Dispatch does a good job of laying out what the loss of public-sector jobs has meant for Ohio:
Ohio has lost government jobs at a steeper rate than most of the United States since January 2009, and the cratering public sector is having a negative impact on the state’s overall economic recovery.
During the past 4 1/2 years, a period that includes the end of a national recession, Ohio has shed 47,900 federal, state and local government jobs for a 6 percent drop, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Only California, New York and Florida have lost more government jobs, and Ohio’s drop percentage is more than triple the national median rate.
Most of Ohio’s public-sector pain has been felt at the local level