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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
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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