Ohio is struggling with double-digit unmployment, but not all workers are facing tough times. State government employees in Ohio are doing quite well. In fact, nearly 1,800 of them earn more than $100,000 per year.
The contrast couldn’t be more stark between bloated government bureaucrats and struggling private-section workers in a state with an 11 percent unemployment rate.
What’s most alarming is the rapid rise of state employees making salaries of $100,000 or more. Just look at the rapid increase over the past six years.
Thanks to public data compiled by the Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions, citizens have this information at their fingertips. Buckeye last week added public-sector salaries, teacher salaries, school data and state lobbyist information to its website. It’s a treasure-trove of information for citizens fed up with the growth of government.