The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

December 20, 2011
Number of California public-sector jobs up slightly in November

Thumbnail image for 100831 calculator.JPGNew employment numbers released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics this morning show that the number of government jobs at all levels in California last month rose very slightly from the same period one year ago.

The preliminary figures show that 2.43 million Californians worked for a public body last month, up 1 percent from a year ago.

Nationwide, the public sector had 238,000 fewer public-sector jobs last month than in November 2010.

Click here for the BLS news release. This link opens the BLS tables. Click this link to download a spreadsheet culled from the government employment numbers.


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