Apparently in local, state, and federal govt. According to the news 73% of the jobs filled in the last 5 months are in govt. positions. In other words for every new hire that is pulling the cart, 3 new passengers are riding in the cart. How is that helping anything?
Even though deficits rule the day at every level of government, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, of the 847,000 new jobs created since June, a full 621,000 were government jobs. In November alone, 35,000 new government jobs were created.
In other words, as the labor participation rate plummets to a thirty year low -- which means we have fewer taxpayers -- we're not only increasing the number of taxpayer-funded jobs, but the government is using the creation of these jobs to juice the employment numbers in a way that makes it look as though the job situation is actually improving.