Popular Areas of Government Shedding Jobs

Public Opinion_Govt JobsThis short analysis from the Pew Research Center compares the rate of job losses in the public sector to the relative popularity of those categories. The finding is paradoxical. The areas of the public sector shedding jobs are the ones with greatest popularity. Here’s an excerpt:

Popularity is no protection against budget cuts: The parts of government that Americans like the most — state, cities and counties, and the U.S. Postal Service — are also the ones shedding workers the fastest.

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