Obama adm keeps pushing the false claim about the loss in state and local government jobs

Secretary Of Labor Hilda Solis on PBS’s “To The Contrary,” 8/31/12: “The area where we haven't been able to put back jobs quickly is in local government and state government and that has more to do with the fiscal outlook of the states. But I would say that the recovery is working.”

Democrats are continually pushing the notion the problem is too little spending on state and local government jobs -- state and local is down 2% and private is down 3.7%.  Possibly the Democrats could make up a little of the drop in state and local government jobs by taking some of the jobs from the  11.3% increase in Federal government employment.

The data shown in the figure is from the BLS.gov establishment survey.  Some other info is available here.

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