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Five myths about the federal workforce
Fifty-one percent of federal employees have at least a college degree, compared with 35 percent in the private sector.
That report found the average civilian federal government worker collected just under $84,000 a year in taxpayer money, about $32,000 more than the average private sector worker. That's a total federal worker package of about $236 billion a year. Read More At IBD: news.investors.com... TRK1E
While the media pants with exhilaration over a dip in the unemployment level that was created by over a half-million people giving up and dropping out of the workforce, a deep-dive into the employment numbers also reveals that it's mainly government workers benefitting from what meager job growth we are seeing. Over the last five months, 73% of all jobs created were government jobs. Moreover, the unemployment rate for government workers plunged to 3.8% in November -- which is considered full employment.
according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, of the 847,000 new jobs created since June, a full 621,000 were government jobs. In November alone, 35,000 new government jobs were created.
In other words, as the labor participation rate plummets to a thirty year low -- which means we have fewer taxpayers -- we're not only increasing the number of taxpayer-funded jobs, but the government is using the creation of these jobs to juice the employment numbers in a way that makes it look as though the job situation is actually improving.
Originally posted by KeliOnyx
No what makes no sense is the constant whining and complaining of people, that continually vote against their economic interests. Despite having certain issues with public sector employment, it is important to understand that they aren't evil or leeches, they are trying to hold onto what they have like everyone else. Want to complain, want to whine, fine but please for the love of God whine and complain about the real problem crappy trade policy designed to undercut the private sector workers in an effort to destroy the unions. It isn't the public sector that is the real problem. It is the private sector employers paying garbage wages expecting the tax payers to make up the difference straining the social safety nets.