The GOP’s State Project of Slashing the Public Workforce
The Roosevelt Institute
Last updated March 27, 2012
"There should have been a much more robust recovery in 2011, and part of the reason it was hampered was the drag that government layoﬀs had on the overall recovery. Average job growth was 153,000 per month overall. However, that broke down to 175,000 private sector jobs gained and 22,000 public sector jobs lost. In a period of weak aggregate demand, where a multiplier is in eﬀect, this likely had a signiﬁcant impact on the rest of the economy."