Officials say the loss of thousands of well-paying government jobs across Georgia could have a ripple effect on local businesses like restaurant and beauty salons — not to mention county tax coffers.
Public sector employees account for 16 percent of all Georgia jobs.
State and local governments have trimmed payrolls by about 8,000, or 5 percent, since the recession. The decline was offset by state universities, which added 4,200 jobs during the same time. "
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