Monday , 25 September 2017

WISCONSIN’S PUBLIC SECTOR IS LEANER THAN MOST OTHER STATES’

Wisconsin ranks 35th in the number of government workers per population, meaning Wisconsin’s state and local governments are leaner than all but 15 other states. The number of public employees in Wisconsin has fallen over time, and current levels of public employment are significantly lower than they were around the turn of the century. Compared to other states, Wisconsin has relatively few state and local government employees for the size of our population. Wisconsin had 49.6 government employees per 1,000 residents in 2015, 2.1% less than the national average. Fewer government employees means that Wisconsin governments spend less on public payrolls. For each person that lived in the state, Wisconsin spent 6.3% less than the national average on public payrolls, ranking 25th among the states. Another reason that public payroll costs in Wisconsin are low is that public employees in Wisconsin earn less than the national average. The payroll per employee in Wisconsin was 4.2% below the national average. http://www.wisconsinbudgetproject.org/wisconsins-public-sector-is-leaner-than-most-other-states-3

 

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