What’s wrong with this jobs picture? (chart)

By Taxpayers Association of Oregon

Look at the Bureau of Labor Statistics and their latest job growth numbers.

See anything curious?

It appears that America’s job growth is fueled by government jobs as shown with the government and education categories.

These numbers are not too different for Oregon.

When government jobs boom — so does the cost of paying for those government jobs.

In Oregon the average government employee makes $75,000 a year (including overtime/benefits).  The Oregon minimum wage worker makes as little as $25,000 a year.   You can see how many workers it takes to fund the government growth.

Also, notice how manufacturing had no growth in March.   In Oregon, our State saw a decline in manufacturing.  The no manufacturing means we are a nation that is not making anything — except making new government jobs.

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