Friday, August 6, 2010

Loss of Census Jobs Expected During July

Federal government employment fell, as 143,000 temporary workers hired for the decennial census completed their work,” the Bureau of Labor Statistics said today. The loss of those jobs pulled the nation into a total loss of 131,000 jobs during July. State figures will be out in about two weeks.

The federal government added 3,900 employees in New Mexico between June 2009 and June 2010. Look for a good many of those to have “completed their work” during July.

That means look for the state job report to be ugly again for July.

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