Why is the government still paying its employees?
Posted February 18, 2018 05:17:08 The US government is still paying most of its employees, even though its economy has slowed significantly.
According to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median wage for full-time employees in February 2018 was $38,000, down from $54,000 in January 2018.
The median annual salary for part-time workers was $22,000 up from $17,000 last year.
That means the median hourly pay for US workers is $15.19 per hour, a drop of about 10%.
The median salary for private sector workers was about $47,000 down from a high of $58,000.
But the most notable decline was for those who are paid at the government’s own salary, as they will make about $13 per hour.
This is down from the last three years.
The US Department of Labor also released data showing that the government is paying its workers less than its private sector peers.
In January, the average hourly wage for US employees was $16.25, down $3 from the previous year.
This year’s average hourly pay is $16, down by $1.35.
This was the third straight year the government paid less than the private sector.
The Bureau of Economic Analysis, the official agency that collects unemployment data, also released new data showing the US has been losing more workers to the labor force over the past year.
The unemployment rate, which measures the number of people who are actively seeking work, has fallen by about 0.3 percentage points to 7.1% since January 2018, according to the bureau.
But it remains stubbornly high, with the rate at 7.9% for the year as a whole.
The BLS report also showed that the US economy grew at a 1.5% annual rate in the first quarter, but has lost ground since.
The rate has fallen to 2.3% since March.
The report also found that US employers added jobs at a slower rate than their private sector counterparts, but at a faster rate than in most other developed nations.
That suggests that US businesses may be doing better than their US counterparts because the US government has been subsidizing their profits.
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