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Unformatted text preview: level will force agencies to trim payrolls, resulting in a 1.7% decline in 2012, to a total of 53,600. FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT IN COLORADO, 1990-2011 Thousands 65 62 59 56 53 50 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Employment Statistics (not seasonally adjusted). Data through September 2011. 94 stimulus or federal programs that have been cut. In addition to subdued growth in sales tax revenues, local governments are facing a decrease in property tax revenues due to a weak real estate market. Given budgetary pressures all levels of government are facing, slow growth in government employment is expected. In fact, more budget cuts in both federal programs and education are anticipated on top of the existing cuts. Additionally, the U.S. Postal Service is closing several post offices, state and local workers are being asked to do more with fewer resources, and some K-12 programs have been eliminated. 2010 Federal government employment accounts for roughly 14% of all government employment 2012 Colorado B...
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