The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

September 30, 2009
State payroll, demographics now available in easy-to-manage form

Last week we posted payroll and employee demographic data received from the State Controller's Office, and compared February and July numbers this year with the same months in 2008.

The figures gave some indication of the impact of furloughs on both the state's payroll costs and, by extension, the income tax collected from its employees.

But the information was spread across several tables and not easily manipulated, so we asked State Worker blog users to help us out by taking the data and putting it into a single table.

Thanks to J, a regular to this blog, for lending a hand and sending along this spreadsheet.


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Jon Ortiz launched The State Worker blog and a companion column in 2008 to cover state government from the perspective of California government employees. Every day he filters the news through a single question: "What does this mean for state workers?" Join Ortiz for updates and debate on state pay, benefits, pensions, contracts and jobs. Contact him at (916) 321-1043 and at


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