Fewer government jobs means higher workload for those remaining

Capital News Service
LANSING – Michigan’s government employment is the second lowest in the nation, a new report says. A poll by Gallup Inc., a polling consulting company, shows that 12.2 percent of the Michigan workforce holds federal, state or local government jobs. Pennsylvania has the lowest proportion, 12.1 percent. The report noted that 64 percent of Americans say that they fear “big government” more then “big business” or “big labor”. John DiTizio, director of labor relations at Michigan Association of Governmental Employees, said he is not surprise by the poll results.