National League of Cities Report: Job losses for Local Governments projected to approach 500,000

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Unemployment in America is a national crisis. It is also a local crisis. As individuals and families struggle to find work, make ends meet, and keep their homes amid an anemic economic recovery, they increasingly turn to local services for support. Local governments provide job training and assistance, transportation, support services for individuals and families in need, health care and education and afterschool programs that support working families. In many communities, local governments are also one of the primary employers....

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Filed under: * Economics, PoliticsEconomyLabor/Labor Unions/Labor MarketThe Credit Freeze Crisis of Fall 2008/The Recession of 2007--Politics in GeneralCity Government

Posted July 28, 2010 at 6:32 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. robroy wrote:

Local governments go on a diet. It is unfortunate for those affected, but hopefully those displaced will eventually be getting jobs in the private sector contributing rather than putting a drain on the economy.

July 28, 1:53 pm | [comment link]
2. John Wilkins wrote:

Local government can go on a diet.  Then people will have less money to spend in private businesses.  The private businesses will have to go on a diet as well.  They will also spend less.  Then other businesses will go out of business and fire more workers.

There is always the fellow who tells you to “get a job,” but when asked, doesn’t know where any of them are.

July 29, 1:27 pm | [comment link]
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