The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

March 28, 2011
State and local government employee income down last year

In case you missed it last week, Bee colleague Phillip Reese pulled some California data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis that shows state and local government employees' personal income fell 2.6 percent last year.

Construction workers took the biggest hit, with income down 10.4 percent. Personal income for employees in the finance industry dropped 2.2 percent.

Other industries saw pay increases, from manufacturing (up 1.8 percent) to technology (up 5.8 percent).

Click here to view Phillip's interactive graphic over at The Public Eye blog.

Hat tip to long-time Blog User K for the friendly reminder about this data.

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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 jortiz@sacbee.com.

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