Friday, October 08, 2010

America: fewer jobs, including fewer teachers

From the HuffPost... changes in jobs from August to September:

(76,000) = local government jobs
(77,000) = census jobs
+64,000 = private sector jobs
(95,000) = jobs lost in September

The eye-catching number for me was the local government jobs. HuffPo further notes:

Local governments cut 76,000 jobs last month, most of them in education. That's the largest cut by local governments in 28 years.

I'm confident that almost all school districts have fewer teachers this year than last year.

Tim White

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And that is good for students?

Or fewer jobs is good for the economy?

The "Greatest Generation" sacrificed for the common good. Where is that spirit now? Or does it all just go for health care for those in retirement?