The job losses skilled by metropolis and county governments within the wake of the COVID-induced recession display the extreme finances challenges they face. Though state and native authorities reduction have been grouped collectively when it comes to a federal reduction billl invoice, states and localities are experiencing fairly totally different fiscal realities.
NLC’s latest white paper on municipal job losses coincide with a yr of COVID-19 associated fiscal decline of native governments. The temporary comes simply because the Bureau of Labor Statistics March 5th 2021 jobs information launch exhibits native governments misplaced one other 44,000 jobs over the reporting interval, including to the greater than 1 million state and native jobs misplaced in comparison with pre-pandemic employment ranges.
America’s 19,000 cities, cities and villages are asking for the assistance supplied to native governments within the American Rescue Plan Act.