Albany 7th in Government Employment

The Business Review reports that Albany is ranked seventh in reliance on public sector employment:

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Albany is among nineteen major U.S. markets that rely so heavily on government employment that more than 20 percent of their jobs are in the public sector, according to a new Business First study.Albany comes in at No. 7, with 23 percent of the jobs being in government (100,800 government jobs to 336,400 private-sector jobs).

Business First analyzed raw data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, calculating the shares of public- and private-sector employment in the nation’s 100 major metros as of August 2010. Public-sector totals include all workers with federal, state and local governments.

Read more: Albany among the most dependent on government jobs – The Business Review (Albany)

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