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Edujobs Bailout: Public Versus Private Sector Jobs Edition

Lisa Snell
August 11, 2010, 2:09pm

As Obama signs the $26 billion state bailout that includes another $10 billion for teacher jobs, and Democrats turn on each other over food stamps versus education spending, a little report from the Rockefeller Instiute for Government notes that Bureau of Labor Statistics show that after 30 months of recession education employment has had a 1 percent decline with twenty-one states growing the education sector between 2009 and 2010. By contrast the private sector had 6.8 percent decline.

Not to mention USA Today reporting that state and federal workers earn more than private sector counterparts, with federal employees earning double.

 


Lisa Snell is Director of Education


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