Skip to comments.19 U.S. cities have proportionately bigger workforces than bankrupted Detroit
Posted on 07/24/2013 12:27:00 PM PDT by grundle
Cities have wildly varying civil servant workforces relative to their population size, from 1 city worker for every 28 residents in San Francisco to only 1 for every 137 residents in San Diego. Red circles represent cities with the most expansive bureaucracies, while green represent the leanest. A full list follows.
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The issue is not the amount of guvmnt workers on the dole. Its the revenue to pay for them. The revenue comes from the economic activity and the offsetting dependency of the citizenry.
Detroit had lots on the dole, lots of dependents and little few producers. The money they were taking from the producers ran out because the producers left town. San Fran and Chicago haven’t gotten there yet. But they will.
That orange dot in Texas is Austin, home of Texas leeches.
I am very surprised to see Pittsburgh all the way down at #52.
Virtually everyone here thinks that the #1 job of city government is to create jobs for city residents (it sure ain’t to pave or plow streets in my experience)
Virtually everyone around here has a drunken brother-in-law who can’t hold down a job anyplace in America, so they pay a visit to Ward Chairman Dingleberry who sets them up with a gubbermint gig.
So completely true.
[sincerity, average] I don’t see why the gummint doesn’t just print enough money for everybody. [/sincerity]
Surprised to see so many Dallas suburbs on the list, including mine. Fortunately, my town is home to the corporate offices of a lot of Fortune 500 companies and no serious budget problems have arisen so far.
Chairman Bernanke, I thought JimRob zotted you last time you and your magical printing press showed up. :-)
Some of these figures are misleading. San Francisco for instance. 1 of every 28 residents is not a worker, as many workers reside outside San Francisco. It is a city and county, so it needs more administrators for county functions (like county jails in San Bruno run by SF, police, fire, medical and tech at the airport away from the city). And SF owns and maintains facilities many miles away, down the peninsula, across the bay and Hetch Hetchy in Yosemite. Lots of those workers are many miles away from SF, and they live near where they work. Also, SF is a commutor city so the population swells to millions during the workweek (affects worker ratios for services). There is corruption and overspending, such as homeless and drug programs, but much of this report is bunk.
Birmingham. What a surprise. It could be next to go belly up.
Green dot Nevada. Yay us.