Private-sector jobs in the U.S. dropped by 23,000 this month, according to a national employment report published Wednesday by payroll giant Automatic Data Processing Inc. and consultancy Macroeconomic Advisers.
The ADP survey tallies only private-sector jobs, while the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ nonfarm payroll data, to be released Friday, include government workers. The addition of workers for the 2010 census is expected to lift federal government payrolls.
It points to a jobless recovery:
Census workers, hired for temporary work, were “the healthiest sector of the job market,” and Reason has 3 Reasons Why Public Sector Employees Are Killing The Economy:
Meanwhile, Ed found out that the Washington Post is blaming workers for lagging employment – because private sector workers are more productive.
Give everybody a government job, and we won’t have to worry about productivity at all.