Good Government

Job Losses in Every Sector -- Well, Almost Every Sector

January 12, 2009

Brandon Dutcher

"The worsening U.S. economy hit the nation's work force hard in December, as the unemployment rate climbed to 7.2% and brought the total number of jobs lost last year to just over 2.5 million -- the most since 1945," The Wall Street Journal reported over the weekend ('Yearly Job Loss Worst Since 1945'). "Job losses spared no region or sector, except for" -- no surprise here -- "small increases in education and health-care services and government employment."

One wonders how much longer taxpayers -- especially those who find themselves newly unemployed -- will put up with bloated government employment levels in Oklahoma.