January public sector job losses.

More Public Sector Job Losses in January

Moneybox
A blog about business and economics.
Feb. 7 2014 8:54 AM

More Public Sector Job Losses in January

January was a tough month for the public sector, with job losses across the board and especially in education:

jobs

Your mileage may vary on the merits of this, but in general the balance of private-to-public employment has swung pretty heavily in the direction of the private sector over the past six years. It's an underrated trend.

Matthew Yglesias is the executive editor of Vox and author of The Rent Is Too Damn High.

  Slate Plus
Slate Plus
Aug. 28 2015 12:31 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? International affairs writer Joshua Keating on what to read to understand the apparently permanent slowdown of the Chinese economy.
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 1 2015 12:20 PM Does Contraception Reduce Abortions? The relationship is surprisingly ambiguous—until you look at the best evidence.