Infographic: Examining the Financial Wellbeing of the U.S. Public Service Workforce
National data sources illustrate the current state of public service financial and retirement security and how that relates to state and local government compensation and benefits. For example:
- About one-fifth of all state and local public service employees face financial difficulties.
- From 2017 through 2019, 14% of households employed in the public sector indicated that they could not pay all of their bills.
- Nearly one in three public service employee households would have trouble coming up with $400 in an emergency.
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