TITLE

Those Underpaid Government Workers

AUTHOR(S)
Biggs, Andrew G.; Richwine, Jason
PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
American Spectator;Sep2010, Vol. 43 Issue 7, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines the claim that America's government workers are underpaid. Noting a discrepancy in this claim is the fact that while 2.5 million jobs have been lost in the private sector, the U.S. government has increased by 416,000 jobs during the recession. While government workers argue that they are paid 22 percent less than their private sector counterparts, a comparison of salaries shows that federal employees earned a total annual compensation of 119,000 dollars in 2008 compared to 60,000 dollars by private workers.
ACCESSION #
53275657

 

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