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How local government is propping up the U.S. labor market

How local government is propping up the U.S. labor market

Update: 2024-02-021
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The most recent jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the United States economy exceeded expectations by adding 353,000 jobs in January. This continues the labor market's years-long trend of resilience in the face of the Federal Reserve's interest rate hikes. However, digging deeper into the numbers reveals figures that economists are keeping a close eye on.

Today, we explain why it's not necessarily ideal for local government jobs to lift up a booming labor market.

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How local government is propping up the U.S. labor market

How local government is propping up the U.S. labor market