One major cause of the unemployment crisis. Ongoing cuts at the state and local level.
According to the latest BLS report (page 30 of this pdf), local education jobs dropped by 14 in the last month, and over the last year, the number is down by over 100K, from 7.9 million in June 2011 to 7.8 million.
Note the highlighted line near the bottom of the table below.
Record California school districts in “financial jeopardy”
“A record 188 school districts in California are in “financial jeopardy,” the office of the state’s top schools official said on Monday, just a week after Governor Jerry Brown warned of the potential for deep cuts in education spending.
Another 61 local education agencies have been added since February by the state superintendent of public instruction’s office to its list of districts with either negative [...]
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan addresses a summit designed to prevent and punish sexual and gender-based violence in U.S. schools. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr)
(AP) – State and local education officials have been begging the federal government for relief from student testing mandates in the federal No Child Left Behind law, but school starts soon and Congress still hasn’t answered the call.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan says he [...]
(Reuters) – U.S. state and local governments cut thousands of jobs in June, pushing their payrolls down to the lowest in five years, according to Labor Department data released on Friday, and analysts do not expect the losses to end any time soon.
Local governments shed 18,000 jobs and state governments cut 7,000 in June. The level of local government employment — 14.143 million employees [...]