State Recession Economics 101: Why a State Budget That Slashes Spending Will Mean More Joblessness Throughout Pennsylvania

Mark Price |

In June of 2009, the nation lost another 467,000 jobs and the national unemployment rate ended up at 9.5%. The disappointing June job numbers underscore the importance of the revenue and spending decisions that lawmakers are now considering to resolve the 2009-10 budget stalemate. This Reports and Briefing Papers provides straightforward guidance for state lawmakers seeking to preserve employment in Pennsylvania.