We’re so bad as a state at creating jobs, in fact, that Pennsylvania has ranked 46th among states for job creation straight through since 2010. In fact, we added more jobs in 2010 than in 2011, 2012, and 2013 combined—this year alone, that’s just 5,400 jobs added through July.
Since the start of the Great Recession, Pennsylvania’s public sector has cut roughly 45,000 jobs, and every year has been replacing fewer and fewer of them. That move, as economist Mark Price told CBS, has resulted in a “mini” recession at the state level on top of the huge recession we’ve seen nationally. So how do we fix it? Well…
Price says investments in education and infrastructure could help turn things around.
If only we had an ailing school district that needed some help, or roadways in need of repair here in Philly. Oh well, I’m sure this one will work itself out. [CBS]