For NYC's Municipal Workers, a Supplementary Welfare State

For NYC's Municipal Workers, a Supplementary Welfare State
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New York City's municipal work force is, under the mayorship of Bill de Blasio, now larger than it ever has been, at nearly 294,000 workers. This is not a matter of staffing up a few agencies that had been cut back during the recession; as the New York Times reports, nearly every city agency now employs more workers than it did in 2014, when the mayor took office. New York City's population is growing, up about 4 percent since 2010. But its city work force is growing much more quickly: In 2014, the city had one municipal worker for every 32 residents, while today it has one for every 28 residents, or a work force that is about 12 percent larger relative to the population ...

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